THE place to get your wave report is at Surf News Network. You can find wave height information for every part of the island, and on the other Hawaiian Islands, too. You can also read about wind conditions, and wave conditions - mushy, smooth, or otherwise. Today you can see that the water is smooth at Waikiki beach, but perfect for beginning surfers up at Haleiwa with 2-3 foot waves, and a chance of rain in the afternoon.
Here is a map of home sweet home. I added in surfboards to show where we have attempted surfing, and yellow scuba tanks for where we have gone diving. If I was good at this computer stuff I would add in some links from the little surfboards to pictures of me not surfing at those various locations. I AM hoping to add this map to my sideboard and keep it updated with our adventures. Maybe a little hiking man for hikes, etc.
Find the little black home shape and you can see where we live. We are in the middle of the island. The North Shore is about 15 minutes from home, and Waikiki is about a half hour away to the south west. The Temple is about a 45 minute drive around the top of the island. We are up in elevation and it is a bit cooler and wetter here, with afternoon showers daily, lately. We are right in the agricultural part of the island with pinapple, sugarcane and coffee grown nearby, and rich red soil tracked into my kitchen on dirty little feet.
Can you believe we really live in such a cool place?