Hawaiian Time January 31, 2012 Tired of the cold? Why not consider a trip to tropical Hawaii this winter. The Hawaiian Islands average a very pleasant 82 degrees during the months of January thru March, and there is no place more relaxing and old Hawaiiana than historic Haleiwa town, located on the North Shore of Oahu. Haleiwa is famous for its old style Hawaiian vibe. It is home to the world renowned surf spots such as Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Sunset Beach which professional surfers flock to during the winter months to charge the sometime 40 ft plus waves. You might even get lucky enough to catch the Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay where invitation only surfers compete in a big wave competition that only happens when waves average more than 25 feet. On days where the surf is calm, you can enjoy swimming with the spinner dolphins that are almost always off the coast of North Shore beaches or admire the beautiful honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sun at Laniakea Beach. Have an Afternoon cocktail and delicious black and blue ahi sashimi at Haleiwa Joe’s restaurant where you can watch breaching whales play in the ocean to a beautiful back drop of a Hawaiian Sunset. Make sure you try a local favorite, shave ice from Matsumotos or Aokis, and don’t be too shy to try the lilikoi(passion fruit) and li hing mui(pickled plum) flavors. They are so “ono” they “broke da mouth”, which is local slang for mouth watering yummy. For the adventurous, try a surf lesson from a trained teacher at Surf n Sea surf shop, take a glider ride at Mokuleia Air field, or do a tandem sky dive with Sky Dive Hawaii in Historic Waialua. For the calmer crowd, catch a polo match on Sunday afternoons at Mokuleia Polo field, or look for sunrise shells along the shores of Rocky Point Beach. Make sure you save room for an Acai bowl (granola, bananas and frozen acai berry smoothie) at the Waialua Bakery, located in the heart of Haleiwa. For Lodging, there are an array of vacation rentals of all sizes and prices that can be booked thru VRBO.com, or The Turtle Bay hotel, located in Kahuku, offers luxurious rooms or beach front cabanas, a full service spa, and top notch dining and golf. To Book your next corporate charter flight to Hawaii, call Cristobal Aircraft Brokerage and let us help you find some aloha spirit this winter.