Hawaii in the Winter by truth4reviews


									Hawaii in the Winter

If you are thinking about planning a trip to Hawaii, you may be wondering
the best time of year to visit Hawaii. Well, anytime really. Hawaii
really doesn't have an off season. The winter months of January and
February seem to be the rainiest, but it's not the same kind of winter
you would have in other parts of the United States. In fact the winter
months may actually draw crowds during those so called rainy months. One
reason is that the waves on the northern shores of the islands are much
bigger during the winter. The North Shore of Ohau in particular is
famous for those huge waves, sometimes coming in as high as thirty feet.
These are some of the largest waves in the world.

On any given day on the North shore, you can expect to see world
championship surfers, particularly at Waimiea Bay. The Banzi pipeline is
another popular surfing spot for these amazing athletes. The pipline is
famous for its long tubes. But, don't be fooled by the lure of this
gorgeous wave, the water underneath is shallow and full of coral reef.
The waves at these famous hot spots are not for beginners. If you are
just learning to surf, you should stick to the shallow waves at Wakiki
Beach in Honolulu.

 Another reason for the high number of winter tourists is whale watching.
Whale watching season is generally from January to May. Whale watching is
a popular activity during the winter months on the island of Maui. You
can expect to see many different species of whales, including the
humpback whale. They are typically found along the western shore of
Maui. Ma'alaea Bay in particular is a great spot to catch a glimpse of
the mother and baby whales. The shallow waters of the bay offer
protection from possible shark attacks. You can see the whales, by
simply taking a stroll along the beach. There are also many tour
companies offering day trips to popular whale watching destinations. The
island of Lanai also offers some whale watching opportunities, both on
and off shore.

The humpback whale is the fifth largest of the whale family of mammals.
The humpback is on the endangered species list due mostly to hunting of
these animals in previous years. At one time hunting humpbacks was
considered a great sport and it almost forced the species into
extinction. Humpback whales can reach lengths of 45 feet and can weigh
as much as 45 tons.

Another reason that Hawaii is such a popular vacation destination during
the winter months is plain geography. Because the winter months are so
cold and dreary during these months back on the mainland, visitors flock
to Hawaii for a much needed respite. What better way to escape a
February snow storm than to sit on a tropical beach in paradise and sip
on Mai tais.   Whatever your reason for visiting Hawaii, all of the
islands are waiting and are sure to please even the most frostbitten
winter visitor

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