10 Unforgettable Ocean Adventures In Hawaii You Must Have Before Winter

As all of your friends on the mainland are enjoying the crisp autumn air, it can be easy to become jealous of the fresh apple cider and trips to the pumpkin patch. Here in Hawaii, there is one major advantage to keep in mind, though: we don’t have to experience a harsh winter. The approaching winter, however, does mean that our fragile selves will start experiencing cold more often especially while in the chilly waters of the Pacific. We know, we know… the average water temperature only drops five degrees, but it’s still cold. So, in celebration of the end of summer and endless beach days, here are 12 awesome adventures to be had in the gorgeous Pacific Ocean before the water temperature drops.

While there is no saying you can’t partake in some of these unforgettable ocean adventures during the winter, the water is generally warmer and the waves are safer during the summer months. And besides, we’d rather hit the trails while the temperatures are cooler, if only by a few degrees.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Two ocean-centric activities you absolutely MUST try in the winter? Watching professional surfers tackle some of the world’s largest waves (and hopefully check out one of the coolest surf competitions in the world), and do some whale watching either from a boat or popular coastal hike like Makapu’u Lighthouse.