#12: Not Everyone Surfs, but It Might Feel Like It
If you believe the Hollywood images of Hawaiʻi, you might expect to be greeted at Daniel K. Inouye Airport by a woman wearing a coconut bikini top and a grass skirt holding out a lei to place around your neck.
We’re sorry to disappoint you on that one. (Although you can order a lei greeting service!)
However, there is one Oʻahu myth that sometimes feels true: Everyone surfs in Hawaiʻi. Certainly not everyone, but you’ll find plenty of people who surf regularly or even just occasionally.
You’ll find waves practically year-round on Oʻahu, although the best spots will change with the day—and with the season. And in addition to surfers, you’ll find plenty of people with a passion for watersports, like stand-up paddling, scuba diving, spearfishing, snorkeling, foiling, and much, much more.
In summary, if you relish the idea of being able to enjoy the ocean year-round, you’re going to love living on Oʻahu.