Summer has arrived. And while beach weather is prevalent year-round in Hawaii, if you’re planning on paying a visit to the islands this summer you may notice the tide rolling in a little higher than usual. This summer Hawaii is experiencing a natural phenomenon known as a king tide, which – as its name implies – brings in a royal tide. This results in a higher than normal tide, which can result in flooding in areas we don’t typically see water, as well as smaller than normal shorelines and beach areas when the tide is in.
Simply put, ‘king tides’ are the highest level of ocean tides and are a result of the simultaneous occurrence of rising sea levels stacked upon growing sea swells. Although these abnormal sea-tuations aren’t a new phenomenon. This rare occurrence does not occur often in the islands, happening once in a straight moon – literally – or once every 100 years.
There’s no question about it, Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit if you find yourself looking for a vacation of warm weather and sandy toes. The water temperatures are perfect for soaking in year-round, the palm trees are always swaying, and the aloha spirit welcomes you at every corner.
There’s so much adventure waiting and with so much to see and do, how do you possibly take it all in? To be honest you probably can’t – at least not all in one trip. Which is why it’s best to arm yourself with the answers to the questions that every visitor – and some locals – face when in paradise.
We know that making decisions can drive you coconuts, especially when you’re trying to decide which bikini or pair of board shorts to pack (just bring them all). But here are a few #firstworldproblems questions that you’re bound to face on your next Hawaii visit:
It’s true. The sun is out year-round, the hibiscus are always in bloom and you’ll never need to wear a coat or boots. So what makes spring in Hawaii so special? While you can enjoy many activities in paradise all year long, there are a few reasons that make it worth traveling to Hawaii in the spring.
Full of fun and aloha, Hawaii is the place to be year-round. But here is our list of spring-tastic reasons you should visit Hawaii this season: