People are super happy and nice in Hawaii, but especially in Puna. You can hitch hike anywhere, and sometimes if your not in a rush, the driver will bring you to their house and cook you food. It's not uncommon to hitch hike, and while your being dropped off, the driver gives you a bag of weed and says "pay it forward". This place is unreal
This is a picture I stole off google of the beach. It's called green sands beach. I think there's only three beaches in the world with green sand, caused by some mineral in the rocks. It's not really that green though.
Eddie Aikau big wave surf competition. The waves are like 30 feet tall and I got wrecked a bunch of times trying to body surf the small ones close to shore.
These horses looked like they should be in a fairy tale, I swear they were magical.
Most of the time we would just post up and chill. Climb the tree, grab a coconut, smash it on a lava rock, and pass it around. Realizing that none of us white people actually like coconut water. But the laughs were worth the climb.