The Kona Hawaii coastline has some unique geological and geographical characteristics. The coastline lies along a latitude of 19° 38' 54" (19.648333°) north, and a longitude of 155° 59' 53" (155.998056°) west. In the Hawaii coastline, there are characteristic trade winds that blow from North East to the western region. During winter, these winds are prevalent in Hawaii than in other regions. The waters of the ocean are warm and at the best condition for surfing (Hawaii Scuba Diving, 2011). On average, the temperatures range from 23 to 26o C. In the summer, the temperatures are relatively high and it is at this time that the temperatures hit an average of 26o C.
The winds blowing along the coast are relatively moderate and this creates glassy water waves, which are conducive for surfing. The winds that reach the coastline originate from areas that are located far away from the beach. These winds generate powerful waves and storms that take place frequently. The coastline is also at risk of being hit by hurricanes, especially during the month of ...
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- As a popular vacation destination, the Hawaiian islands are well known for their predictable and relatively mild weather year round. However, there are wide variations in the weather depending on the exact location in the island chain. Also, there are some unique hazards to aviation operations caused by Hawaii’s location and geography that one must become acquainted with before operating an aircraft in the 50th state. One can encounter trade winds and their associated weather, temperature inversions and their effects, volcanic eruptions, high winds, heavy rain, and tropical cyclones.... [tags: Geography ]
1324 words (3.8 pages)
- In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people.... [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
1243 words (3.6 pages)
- The Colonization of Hawaii and Tourism Since 1840 the Hawaiian Islands have been an escape to a tropical paradise for millions of tourists. People all over the world encounter alluring, romanticized pictures of Hawai'i's lush, tropical vegetation, exotic animals, beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and fantastical women. This is the Hawai'i tourists know. This is the Hawai’i they visit. However, this Hawai'i is a state of mind, a corporate-produced image existing on the surface. More precisely, it is an aftermath of relentless colonization of the islands' native inhabitants by the United States.... [tags: Hawaii Tourism History Essays Politics]
4432 words (12.7 pages)
- "Lesbian/gay work sits on a lily pad. The lily pad is the foundation, the Kanaka Maoli struggle: the beautiful pink flower is the lesbian/gay work." —Ku’umeaaloha Gomes (1) “It’s a big industry, the exotification of Hawaii and its people, making it into every white man’s paradise. It’s nice now that we have ownership of our own stories.” —Lois-Ann Yamanaka (2) Hawaii is arrival. To arrive in Hawaii is to follow all of history, one group at a time. To the Kanaka Maoli, the people who first traveled in ancient times across the ocean in canoes and small boats from Polynesia, Hawaii was the promised land.... [tags: Politics Political Gays Hawaii Essays]
4376 words (12.5 pages)
- David Kalakaua, also known as the Merrie (or merry) Monarch, was the last king of Hawaii. He was elected as king, and during his reign, he tried to reclaim Hawaii from foreign control, along with travelling the world, raising awareness and knowledge of Hawaii, before dying in 1891. Before Kalakaua, the king was King Kamehameha V. He died on December 12, 1872, and left no successor. The Hawaiian Kingdom’s constitution declared that, in this case, the legislature would appoint a new one. In this vote, the two main candidates were Kalakaua and a man named William Lunalilo.... [tags: david kalakaua, hawaii, merrie moncarch]
584 words (1.7 pages)
- President Barack Obama won the election by a land slide, but this past Illinois senator was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, one of the best places in the world (Wikipedia, Honolulu). Hawaii is one of the best places and is going to be one of the best locations to move to. I really should move to Hawaii over staying here in Illinois. One of the Islands I would choose to move to is Oahu, whose nickname is “the gathering place” (City). I also would specifically prefer to live in Honolulu; I been there before and absolutely loved being there.... [tags: Barack Obama, United States, Hawaii]
1798 words (5.1 pages)
- Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is.... [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
723 words (2.1 pages)
- There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man.... [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
682 words (1.9 pages)
- Herman Wouk's The Winds of War - How Should One Read A Book. While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin to from within my mind.... [tags: Winds of War Essays]
659 words (1.9 pages)
- Marianne Boruch's Year in Hawaii In her poem, “Year In Hawaii,” Marianne Boruch effectively portrays the feeling of an endless, motionless setting. This lyric poem attempts to transcend time by working with timelessness. The key lines to the poem take place at the very beginning, “The ocean takes so long/to think about.” Immediately the reader is met with mixed sensations of timelessness as well as restlessness. There’s a dreamy, sluggish feel to her wording. Using the ocean is perfect for evoking this, as looking out at the water, “Distance stops; one sees the endless line/of something.” So much empty space rolling out and out until it meets the sky.... [tags: Marianne Boruch Year Hawaii Essays]
1021 words (2.9 pages)