I’m not a morning person but I enjoy pretending to be one when I get to Hawaii because it always takes me a few days to switch to Island time. On my first few mornings in Waikiki I usually try to surf before the crowds show up, read a book in a lounge chair with an ultra primo position on the beach, or just walk around with my camera.
On this particular day I woke up at 5am while the rest of my family slept in so I decided to walk around and take some photos.
Early morning at Waikiki is an interesting time. As I walked out of the Moana Surfrider towards the beach the hotel staff was already busy getting the restaurant, pool, and beach area ready for the day. Walking along the beach I saw a few other early risers jogging down the beach as well as a couple who looked to have spent the night on the beach under the stars.
As I made my way towards Diamond Head I came across a handful of surfers hitting the water. At 5:30 am I assumed that these were locals trying to catch a few waves before going to work.
Once the sun came up I headed back to the hotel to see if my family was awake yet. Opened in 1901, the historic Moana Surfrider [moana-surfrider.com] is one of the most photographed hotels in Waikiki. As the entrance is pretty small it is usually crowded with people.
Early morning is a great time to take some shots before all the people show up to clutter up the pictures. I’d bet it’s nearly impossible to get a shot of these rocking chairs all empty at any other time of day!
This post was shared with:
- Travel Photo Thursday hosted by Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.
- Friday Daydreamin hosted by RWeThereYetMom
- Photo Friday hosted by Delicious Baby