After running and making breakfast, we headed up to Oneloa Bay Beach. Whereas Kapalua beach is known for its snorkeling, Oneloa is known for a great place to boogie board. It lived up to its claim. The beach itself was fantastic and there were very few people there. In fact, for much of the day, we had most of the beach to ourselves. The sand was wonderful, and we made various sculptures throughout the day and castles that went from our beach chairs all the way down to the crashing waves. Speaking of crashing waves, at first, the girls were pretty wary of trying to ride them. Some of them were pretty big, and the ocean loomed large behind it. There was an amazing sand bar about 100 yards out where the waves crashed perfectly. Mike gleefully spent most of the morning riding waves and then got the girls to go out with him. Soon, they were catching waves and riding them all the way back up onto shore. Even Madeline ventured out on a board with her dad holding her tight. It was all smiles as everyone got in on the action. It was a phenomenal day. The highlight was one wave that Sara, Emma, and Mike went to catch. It was quite tall. As it began to crest, a giant sea turtle popped its head out of the top of the wave, its mouth open as if it were gawking at this group of humans who grabbed the wave with it. It was a moment that will never be forgotten!
After an amazing day at the beach, it was back to the hotel for dinner and the sunset. It couldn't have been a more perfect day in paradise.