Agree with Swanky..best time to go.Just go early in the morning - like before 10am. It gets windy mid-day from my experience and the water gets choppy.
Stuff should still be open, weather permitting. The only thing is that it rains a bit down there this time of year (especially on the north shore). Also, just so you are prepared, weather that time of year is high '70s F. Maybe be prepared not to swim in a bikini unless it gets a heat wave (or you're inured to milder temps; I get cold easily so I couldn't swim unless the temps were in the high 80s at least )Thanks everyone! I will check out Hanauma Bay. We're going to be there for Xmas, so I assume some stuff might be closed.
That's awesome! My family complains about how cold it is in winter (heh, they need to come to the East coast and see what winter really means!). When I am there in winter, I definitely feel colder and it's a bit to get used to swimming, but then I'm very sensitive to cold and even minor temp differences.^ Actually, when I go home for winter break, the weather doesn't feel any colder for me -- I can't recall ever not wearing a bikini in December! It definitely does get a bit rainy though. Right now, looks like the weather is around the 80s & drops to 70s at night.