While not as well known as Waikiki or the North Shore, Oahu’s southeast and east (Windward) shore beaches are worth exploring. Windward means the eastern side of the island as wind blows east to west on Hawaii. The area also receives more rainfall than other parts of Oahu, creating lusher, greener views.
The National Park Service (NPS) has updated the completion time for repairs on the USS Arizona Memorial. Visitor access has been suspended since last year due to safety concerns caused by movement on the loading dock and ramp. The repairs were originally due to be completed by October of 2018, but has been pushed back to March 2019.
Boat tours have resumed to the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center. The memorial was originally closed since May 10 due to a faulty anchoring system on the concrete loading dock, which posed a safety concern for visitors.