We were so excited to arrive in Oahu, Hawaii. Catching a taxi with Tony our driver was great as he told us all the interesting places to go and things to do, we love a bit of local intel. He dropped us at our hotel in Waikiki and as we do, we set off straight away to explore our surroundings. Waikiki has so much on offer. Walking the streets to get our bearings, we came across some beautiful market places and reenergised with a Coconut Coffee Frappe, mmmm! Setting off to the beach we couldn't believe the colour of the ocean and the perfect fun little waves for long boarding. Renting a famous Donald Takayama board we took turns trimming and gliding across the friendly waves. Waikiki waves may look crowded, however it is the nicest crowd we have come across with regular cheering and party waves.
Whilst surfing, we could hear some funky live music on the beach. After dropping our board back we went over to the band and relaxed with some fresh beats. The Ron Artis Family band was playing for a local surfing competition festival. We will definitely do a write up for them and share their links in our ROAR Network as they were awesome.
Waikiki is just amazing, we have had the best first day of our trip. We feel very lucky to be on such a fantastic adventure.