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Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

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Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

...Or will the water be too rough? I'm coming with three tween aged kids.

We are having a hard time finding a hotel/villa in Waikiki that isn't already booked and still within our price point. But we have found several that are on the North shore. I'm just wondering if we will be able to enjoy the water at all.

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1. Re: Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

Not sure where you will be in Punaluu, but some of the shoreline is protected by an offshore reef. We were at Pat's a few years ago in early March and the water out front was calm and shallow for quite a distance. Of course, it all depends on the weather and ocean conditions which are more ristky in the winter months.

Kailua Beach is about an hour's drive and might be good in the mornings. At least there is a lifeguard!

If possible, rent a place with a pool so at least there is a backup to the ocean if seas are rough.

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2. Re: Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

I am surprised you can't find a Waikiki in mid feb. Where have you looked so far? Are you only using VRBO or HomeAway?

Try the Waikiki Banyan, Waikiki Shore, Waikiki Sunset, Outrigger Regency, Waikiki Wyndham Beach Walk and Imperial directly.

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3. Re: Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

Punaluu should be fine. You will have a bit more rain and wind there as it is on the windward side of the island. The reef will protect the shore and you aren't north enough for the huge waves.

4. Re: Will we be able to swim in Punaluu in mid February?

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