Salt burned trees

Trees on the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, turn gold from salt spray exposure

At my local snorkeling spot, a lot of trees on the shoreline have suddenly sported fall colors. I’m sure this has nothing to do with the season. Rather, I think a series of large swells has battered the trees with more salt spray than they’re used to and this is the result. Hopefully, they will bounce back when things settle down again, although swells in Hawaii were large enough last weekend for The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf competition to be held for the first time since 2016.

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14 thoughts on “Salt burned trees

    1. Graham Post author

      It’s an unusual look for here. The Eddie was on Oahu so didn’t go, though 50,000 or so supposedly did. I watched some of it online and it was pretty amazing. The waves were huge.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, I think most will bounce back. I didn’t go to Eddie; it was on Oahu. Did watch some of it online. Falling off some of those waves looked like a good way to break every bone in your body!

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        1. Graham Post author

          I don’t think anyone was hurt badly. I heard one competitor got cut up on some rocks and he was stitched up by the man who won the event, whose day job is being a lifeguard at that beach!

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