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Windward Oahu, Hawaii
Aqua-azure waters are edged by Lanikai’s pristine beach and heavens of glorious clouds.
Offshore are Na Mokulua, the two islands, which are also known as the twin islands. The bigger island is Moku Nui the smaller Moku Iki. Both of these islands are bird sanctuaries.
Oahu has two extinct volcanoes. In the west, Wai`anae, locally called Mount Ka`ala, is 4,025 feet above the sea. In the east Ko`olau peaks at 3,150 feet and is 30 miles long. Ko`olau is locally known as the Ko`olau Mountains.
Volcanoes can lay dormant for a million years before sputtering back awake near the shoreline. These eruptions are cone-shaped mountains of cemented ash called tuff. The sea water causes steam and pressure as it seeps into the underground magma eventually causing an explosion. This type of explosion is how Diamond Head, Koko Crater and Koko Head were formed.
Nature and time have sculpted elegant ridges on Oahu’s spectacular tropical mountains making Oahu an island of enchantment. Oahu also has some of the state’s most beautiful beaches and famous surfing areas in the world.
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