I got up early enough to take this picture at dawn during our July trip. The lagoon sits just outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village and is a great place to learn how to surf paddle. Place gets really crowded with tourists (like us) staying at the Hilton but there was quite a bit of locals just hanging out. Speaking of locals, they stage for surfing at a parking lot just to the right of the last coconut tree. That is where I saw this trash bin with a really cool sticker (below). After watching the locals hit the surf, respect is only natural. That is what Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing, would have wanted.