postheadericon Halona Blow Hole

The Halona Blow Hole is best seen on a windy day at high tide which is exactly the kind of day that we were having when we stopped!  I was wearing a dress and couldn’t keep it down and my hair was blowing like crazy.  It is one of those touristy stops where you get out and check it out, take a few pictures, and then keep on driving.

A little History:

It is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago!  (Remember, Hawaii was formed by underwater volcanoes!).  The lava tubes run to the ocean and when the surf is right the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air.  The larger the waves, the larger the spray so the winter months are most likely to have the highest spouts.  This is also a great spot in the winter months to watch whales at play.

Directions:

This tourist spot is located on Oahu’s south shore.  It is close to Sandy Beach and Hanauma Bay.  It is about a 15 minute drive from Waikiki.  From Waikiki go to Ala Wai Blvd.  Make a right onto Kalakaue Ave. and then a right onto Kapiolani Blvd.  Stay in the left and lane until you see the on-ramp to H-1 East.  Take the ramp onto the freeway and continue to Hawaii Kai.  You will go 1.5 miles past Hanauma Bay.  There is a free parking lot, park and bring your camera!

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