HiP 067 – Where You Can Get a Picture with Santa in Hawaii

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HiP 067 - Where You Can Get a Picture with Santa in Hawaii

In this episode,  7 Day forecast for weather Surf and night sky, 7 surf contest, 7 Great concerts more than 7 places in Hawaii where you can get your picture with Santa. I have a 7 World days to celebrate where ever you are in the world with our exclusive HIP world day calendar: Ninjas, soil, st. nick, , Christmas cards, gazpacho, miners day, Pearl Harbor, aviation day, Hanukkah, several days or your sweet tooth too. 2 Hawaiian Christmas music playlist that you can enjoy where ever you are. I’ll debut two more songs that I produced as part of my band called Blu De with the musical expertise of Luis Caldera. Thank you for choosing Hawaii Posts to be part of your soundscape today.….. Aw-right – Lets go!

Weather, Surf & Night Sky  “Anilā, Nalu a me Pō Lani” 3 min

HiP weekly Weather Forecast-  Monday Dec 4 to Monday Dec 10th 2023

Weather Conditions for Oahu-

This week will be mostly sunny with lat showers weds. and passing showers Thursday and Friday going into a sunny weekend. Winds will be strong at the beginning of the week 15 – 20mph. Tapering off to 0-5mph this coming weekend. Making for an epic weekend in the islands as far as the weather goes

Temperatures average-  

Highs will be around at 82 – 84F (27C) 

Lows will be around 74-64F (23C) that’s 64F this weekend (17C)

Sunrise- around 6:55 am  Sunset- around 5:50 pm Daylight – averaging about 11 hours 


Song: Faces & Places by Salon Kingsadore 

North Shores: 8-12 (16-20 faces) up on Tuesday then dropping 2-3 (4-6face) Friday

West Side: 6-8 (12-16 faces) building til Tuesday hen dropping 1-3 (2-6face) friday

South Shores: 1-2 (2-4 faces) Holding through the week 

East Side:1-2 (2–4 faces)  Holding bumpy chunky trough weds then smoothing out through to the weekend


In my quest deliver accurate updates to the North Shore surf contest calendar I bring you this from Marcus Mariah of YAHglobal.com (updated Nov 2023) (http://yahglobal.com/2021/07/07/north-shore-oahu-surf-contests-to-watch/)

“Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing, and by default competitive surfing. Even people who are not fans of the World Surf League (WSL) plan their vacations around the Billabong Pipe Masters and the hoopla surrounding the events of the VANS Triple Crown. They are major tourism draws. But after a tumultuous 2020-22 the schedule has been thrown for a loop, and visitors are uncertain about where and when events will take place for 2023 and beyond. Fret not, because we have the inside scoop to make sure you don’t miss out on contests that happen to coincide with your plans to visit the North Shore.”

The sunset pro was Oct. 28 – Nov. 6

Haleiwa Pro is Nov. 26 – Dec. 7.

The WSL cancelled the Haleiwa Challenger (pictured above) for 2023 and for the foreseeable future. The Haleiwa Pro has replaced the Challenger event as a Qualifying Series (QS) contest that is worth only 1000 points towards making the big league. The stakes may not be as high, but any surf contest in Haleiwa in the winter is a welcome addition to the schedule

Then this week begins…:

Vans Pipe Masters

Where: Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline)

When: December 8-20, 2023

Back in August 31 2022, VANS announced the return of the Pipe Masters, which is a departure from the WSL WCT Billabong Pro Pipeline that is instead scheduled for the beginning of the new year (view below). VANS is introducing a new format to include equal representation for Hawaiian surfers. Before, they plucked competitors solely from the WCT and WQS, with only a few wildcard slots being afforded to island locals. Furthermore, they have opened up the competition to women. VANS has also changed the judging criteria that will reward moves beyond barrel riding. Attendees will witness high-flying antics and much more at this season’s Pipe Masters. Don’t miss it!

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Where: Waimea Bay, Haleiwa

When: December 8 to February 28 (each year)

I’ll bring you details next week……….

THEN Coming at the start of 2024….

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Where: Ali’i Beach Park / Sunset Beach / Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline)

When: January 3 to 23, 2024

DETAILS coming soon on the New year podcast.  And then after the Vans Triple Crown there will be 4 more north shore surf contest in the second half of the 2023-2024 N.Shore Surf contest winter season. Stay Tuned and Stay Stoked

Night Sky 

This week for night sky I will use another Blü Day song that I composed called “If It Shines It’s Mine”

Moon Phase: Tuesday is the moon is waning with a 54% illumination

Moonrise : Tonight early morning 12:32AM 

Moonset : Tuesday 1:15PM 

Moonset : Next Monday afternoon 4:04 PM 

Moonrise : Next Sunday early morning 4:50 AM 

Visible Planets

Mercury Sets at 7:15 PM WEST

Venus Rises 3:45 AM EAST

Mars Rises 6:30 AM WEST

Jupiter Sets 4:16 AM WEST

Saturn Sets 11:30 pM  WEST

Uranus Sets 5:15 AM  WEST

Astonomical NOTES: 

You can be a moon snob next time someone says to you “It’s a Half Moon” because the moon is always a fraction more than 50% when lit up… that would be the shaded side of the moon….. that’s my term… the shaded side of the moon…. Not to be confused with the dark side of the moon.

<Pink floyd : there is no dark side of the moon in fact its all dark> 


What is Santa Claus called in Hawaii?  Santa Claus is called Kanakaloka in Hawaiian. Santa in Hawaii wears some nice Hawaiian clothes and flip-flops!

How does Santa travel in Hawaii? You will find Santa riding on a canoe to travel to Hawaii. This is a fun activity you will definitely want to show your kids if you are in Hawaii over Christmas.

What does Santa do in Hawaii? Santa loves to visit with all the kids and spends most of his time at the beach in Hawaii. You can find him riding on his canoe and surfboard or in some local shops as well. (complete list and details) https://hawaiitravelwithkids.com/where-to-visit-santa-claus-in-hawaii/

Where you can get a Picture with Santa,

(complete list and details : https://hawaiitravelwithkids.com/where-to-visit-santa-claus-in-hawaii/)


Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Hawaii Kai Towne Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

Pearlridge Center

Kahala Mall

International Market Place in Waikiki on the first floor

Ala Moana Shopping Center

Mililani Town Center

Windward Mall


Grand Wailea

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Alii Nui Maui

Fairmont Kea Lani

The Shops at Wailea

Big Island:

Prince Kuhio Plaza

Lanihau Center

Kona Commons

Kings Shop in Waikōloa


Healing Horses Kauai

Kaua’i’s Festival of Lights

Ref: https://hawaiitravelwithkids.com/where-to-visit-santa-claus-in-hawaii/

Events “Ho’okipa” (Hospitality or to entertain)



Henry Kapono  @ Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US (2 Shows)


Taulia Lave @ Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, US


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US (2 Shows)


Wayne Newton @ Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US (2 shows) plus 2 shows on saturday and Sunday


Iam Tongi @ Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI, US

Thomas Nicholas Band and John Vesley (SecondHand Serenade) @ Nextdoor, Honolulu, HI, US


Paul Izak @ Yogarden Organic Family Farm, Honolulu, HI, US

HiP WORLD DAYS Calendar 

World day segment will feature  a song that I produced with the musical expertise of Luis Caldera. My music project is Blu Day and the song is a little hawaiian and a little surf fusion called “Makani Kaimana”.

Tuesday- Ninja Day, Volunteer Day, Soil Day

Wednesday- Gazpacho Day, Miners Day….. Mine Pi YOU CAN MINE Pi: I am sending you 1π! Pi is a new digital currency developed by Stanford PhDs, with over 47 million members worldwide. To claim your Pi, follow this link https://minepi.com/BuckeyePi and use my username (BuckeyePi) as your invitation code.

Thursday- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Hanukah, Aviation and Cotton Candy Day

Friday- Brownie Day

Saturday-  Llama Day, Christmas Card Day, Pastry Day

Sunday- Human Rights and Animal Rights, Nobel Prize Day

Monday- Green Monday, Mountain Day


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