Go with the Flow – Honolua Bay

We had scoped out location a few days earlier on our adventure to the wonderful island of Maui to judge where a great sunset would be prime to shoot. Kathleen had to Island Hop to Honolulu for Business, I took some time to shoot Surfers and Sailboarders in Pa’ia. As soon as her plane touched down, we were zooming up the coast, scrambling down the steep stairs and onto the beach. At 5:15 it was empty, quiet and tranquil. I spent the next 45 minutes scrambling over sharp volcanic rocks looking for the ultimate composition. Carrying a Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20mm all attached to our sturdy Manfrotto Tripod, not falling, watching the surf and stabilizing the shots was quite a challenge – and yes, it was fun! You may recall a previous post of the magnificent sunset from this location. Here I was fascinated by the rocks and using a very low shutter speed, captured the beauty of the waves as they lapped the shore.

The coastline at Honolua and Mokuleʻia is rugged and is accessed by trail from a parking lot adjacent to the Honoapiilani Highway above. Mokuleʻia Bay has a sandy beach and coral reefs. Honolua Bay consists of a rocky shoreline with small beach, coral reefs in a marine preserve and world-renowned surf break. Honolua Bay hosts the annual “Billabong Pro” women’s surf competition in December. This place is a Must See location – so close to everything, yet so wonderfully secluded. It is also great for snorkeling!

Thanks for visiting our Blog! Kathleen and Erik … if you have any questions please feel free to drop us an email at! Aloha!


5 responses

  1. Love the colours and the flow.

    December 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

  2. Love the colour contrasts here … superb capture

    December 16, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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