Swimming with dolphins was probably the last thing in Kaitie Issler’s and Wayne McIntoshʻs minds when they arrived at an Eastside beach to go surfing early March. It was early in the morning, and because of the lack of wind, the small waves were inviting. But when they saw a pod of dolphins beyond the breakers, they paddled toward them. The dolphins surrounded Kaitie and Wayne, creating an experience of a lifetime. They were lucky enough to have a camera with them to register the moment. After it was all said and done, they surfed all day.
Tubing through irrigation ditches was quite an adventure for Susan Evers, left, and Rebeca Tezza while visiting Kaua‘i in March. Susan’s family has had a timeshare for more than 20 years on Kaua‘i. Throughout this time, she has made many friends here during her annual visits to the Garden Isle.
For beginner stand-up paddlers, Wailua River is the perfect place to practice, especially when the winds are still. A paddle up the river, and taking the right on a fork, leads to the beginning of a one-mile-long hike to a secluded waterfall. Paddling left on the fork will take you to a large swimming hole. A visitor is seen here paddling toward the landing near the rivermouth, with Wailua Marina in the background.