Maui Day 4: Hookipa Beach and Iao State Park.
I drove back in the afternoon to Hookipa beach to see if there would be any surfing. Unfortunately, the waves were not good and there were red flags at the beach warning surfers and swimmers to stay out of the water. The only one in the water was a parasurfer — way out. Took some images of the waves going over the volcanic rocks below the overlook, and another photographer taking pictures of the rough waves. Since conditions were not good here, I drove to Iao Valley state park. By the time I got there the rain was starting to get heavy so didn’t go for a hike up the valley, but did get a picture of the Iao needle in the clouds. The next day I heard that there was hail with this rain storm (unusual for Hawaii).
Parasurfer at Hookipa Beach. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec).
Tourists at Hookipa Beach watching the waves crash into the volcanic rocks. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 VR lens (ISO 100, 220 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec).
Photographer behind bushes at Hookipa Beach photographing the parasurfer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).
Iao Needle in the clouds from the parking area at Iao State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, f/5, 1/100 sec).
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