(One of the many massive honu resting on some rocks just above the surf zone. I took this last weekend.)
What once was peaceful and serene is now crowded and a little crazy. What makes Laniakea different from other beaches on Oahu? There are other places to spot turtle's, in fact, pretty much anytime you are out surfing, you'll spot a few. But at Laniakea, you can see them basking in the sun, nibbling on limu, or swimming in the waves. Please be respectful of our turtles/honu and keep your distance.
This guy was loving the splashing, crashing waves on his back just before he slid into the surf.
If you want to read more about Laniakea and protecting the turtles, check out this site. http://www.turtles.org/laniakea.htm
If you have never been to Laniakea, it is located on the North Shore of Oahu. During the summer, the waves are mild and sometimes non-existent, but in the winter they are world famous and huge.
Here is a view of the coastline from the beach last weekend.
And finally, the reason the turtle's love Laniakea! FOOOD! I knew we had a lot in common...