If there was ever a dream for those who wanted to experience a tropical wonderland it would be the dream of Hawaii. And for those who love the sea - and want a surf experience second to none then the waves off the coast of this tropical paradise are simple perfection.
The surf culture in Hawaii is built on a solid foundation of great waves. The competitions that take place off its shores have become legendary. The waves that break over the reefs and onto those pristine beaches are the stuff of legends.
Hawaii does have some of the most amazing waves on the planet - and the world's best surfers flock to its shores to enjoy the adrenaline and the lifestyle - but make no mistake there are some waves that only the brave and skilled should even attempt. Take for instance Jaws on Maui. When this break works it is a thing of awesome beauty - and terrifying power. This is a break that only the most experienced of surfers will even attempt. Serious injuries are common - newbies need not apply.
There are also some of the most beautiful breaks in the world to be found in Hawaii. Not all of them are as dangerous as Jaws.
Places like Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach have become some of the most well known surf spots in the world. And there's a good reason for that. Pristine waters and a coastline that is simply magnificent all contribute to what has become known as the Aloha Culture. A welcoming nature that will allow everyone who visits these islands to become part of a unique experience.
This is a place where one comes to shrug off the worries of the world - and enjoy sun and surf in equal measure.
But it is not only those fabulous waves and the culture of Hawaii that draw millions to its shores every year. There is much, much more that makes these islands so attractive.
Those wonderful waves and those beaches are not the only things that make Hawaii such a draw card. There is of course the certain sense of style that makes this such a wonderful place to be. It is almost impossible to watch those who call these islands home and not wonder what makes them as happy as they are. Of course, those wonderful Hawaiian shirts must be part and parcel of what makes this place so special.
Those shirts had their origins with a Chinese manufacturer who was looking to deal with excess material stock - but they became one of the most iconic clothing items in the world.
If you ever visit those islands - board in hand or not, it is simply required that you add a short made on the islands to your wardrobe. The feeling of that material against your skin and the designs that are available will bring memories of sun and sand and make sure that anyone who sees the shirt will know that you have been exposed to the 'Aloha' ideal and that you have embraced it.