To live in Hawaii is to have an exacting and refined opinion about beaches. It's also a good way to experience severe cartographic confusion. Kim explains the dilemma, in reference to his favored Wailea Beach on Maui: "Because the Hawaiian language has much fewer letters in the alphabet, a lot of things are repeated from island to island. So there are Waimeas [and Waileas] on every different island." Hawaii is obviously one of the premiere big wave spots in the world, but Kim's prefers Wailea's resort-like calmness. "The sand there is really fine, like pink baby powder," Kim says. "It's not really crowded, and it's just a great place to lounge around, because the waves aren't that big. If you want big wave beaches, then Hawaii's got plenty of those. But I like Wailea."
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