22 of the most Hawaii photos to have ever occurred this year

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These photos from the past few months couldn’t have been taken anywhere else, but Hawaii.


This giant crab just casually caught off of Molokai.


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And the no big deal whatsoever look on this guy’s face.


This Honolulu classroom screening the Eddie live on a school projector.

Everyone’s schedules (uh, and Internet) stood still for the surf competition.


This price for a gallon of milk in Kaunakakai right now.


This weekend’s big sale.

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These Hawaiian Airlines employees who confiscated lava rocks and black sand from passengers.

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Photo by Malia Mahi/Facebook

These flight attendants really rock.


These Pogs that were found while cleaning the apartment.

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Photo by the author


This dog catching a wave towards Diamond Head.


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These slippers locked up behind anti-theft glass.


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And this can of SPAM displayed in an anti-theft case.

Only in Hawaii – SPAM in an anti-theft display case. They keep it behind the counter next to the expensive liquor.




And all these (non anti-theft) shelves showcasing different flavors.

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Photo by the author

Basically, every store display here.


Hawaiian Rent All’s cheeky marquee blown off by Oahu’s especially strong winds last week.

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Photo by the author


Then, there’s this giant puka (hole) at Laie on the North Shore left by our winter’s record-breaking waves.

The day Eddie moved the rock! Historic day at Laie Point.#EddieAtLaiePoint#EddieWouldGoPhoto by Robert AhPuck

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Hawaii’s forces of nature on full display!


This slice of ahi poke pizza.


A photo posted by Laurie Oue (@konaish) on



This lost surfboard the U.S. Coast Guard is trying to return to its owner.

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Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

If you’ve ever lost a board you know this is an urgent matter.


This Hawaii polling station going so green they recycled a granola box to collect the votes.

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Photo by Chris Lee/Facebook


This photo of Hawaii blessing the newly relocated Nordstrom at Ala Moana.


A photo posted by Ala Moana Center (@alamoanacenter) on


This humpback whale breaching right in front of two stand-up paddlers off Kaanapali.

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Photo courtesy Maui Beach Activities


This license plate parked in the lot of a Highway Inn.


A photo posted by Matthew Dekneef (@mattdknf) on

In colloquial Hawaiian pidgin, “pake” means Chinese.


And this very excited license plate about the return of an ancient Hawaiian artifact to the Islands.

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Photo by Sam Gon III/Facebook

‘Ahu ʻula is Hawaiian for the culture’s traditional feather cloaks worn by high chiefs. A significant one has just been returned with its mahiole (helmet) to Hawaii after 237 years. It’s currently on display at Bishop Museum on Oahu (and you can read all about it in our upcoming May/June issue!)


This down-the-block line to get into the spring sale blowout at Reyn’s in the business district of Honolulu.

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Photo by the author

Hawaii businessmen need their aloha shirts!


This tray of malasada-croissant pastries.

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Photo courtesy Let Them Eat Cupcakes/Facebook

They’re heavenly.


This awesome view that’s missing … something.


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Finally, these voggy sunsets that won’t stop showing off all week long.


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