Most shore areas on the Big Island are lava rock, not sandy beach.
An exception is Hapuna Beach on the west side of the Big Island. It's rated one of the best beaches in the world.
In summer the waves are smaller. The small frothy waves look like white lace ribbons.
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The Junior Lifeguarding Class Faye attends used one of two pavillions for the safety training portions of the class.
Be careful of the trash cans - yellow jackets sometimes hang out there. The little brown sign on the tree says "Falling Coconuts" - one of the hazards of living in Paradise
Check out the beautiful colors of the water. There are few nutrients to cloud it.
Covered picnic tables dot the hillside down to the beach.
This is the south end of Hapuna Beach with the lava cave. The "land" that cradles the beach on both ends are lava flows from the 1800's. They shelter Hapuna Beach.
Be careful of the Kiawe trees at the interface between the grassy slope and the sand. They grow one inch thorns and drop small twigs with the nasty needles onto the sand, just waiting to pierce bare feet.
The lava cave on the south end of Hapuna Beach has a two-story entrance. You can feel the mana - the power - of the cave when you go inside. It's kind of spooky.
This was the first time I noticed holes in the beach surrounded by the sand that the inhabitant had been thrown out of the holes - sand crabs.
The Junior Lifeguarding teacher starts each class with a prayer for safety.
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