Before we got to Hawaii, we were warned that the islands were not exactly like they had been portrayed in various movies, including the ones with Elvis. Don't expect all beach and bikinis, they said. While Elvis wasn't in the house, there were still some things that we had seen in the movies, including giant waves and surfers. You will have to look closely to find them.
Don't turn your back on the ocean is a warning seen near the beaches . We were standing several feet from the tide line watching the surfers. When we were ready to go, we turned our backs to the ocean, and in about a second, our feet got wet with that cold Pacific water. The person who vacuumed our rental car probably hates us.