It was also common to see kids about 12 years old with boogie boards on the bus going from school to the beach for a quick bit of surfing after math. Kids also get every second Friday off from school, as the state closes all schools to save by not paying teachers. Hawaii ranks 49th in education achievement despite spending 13th highest per student in the US. (California is also 49th or 50th, and spends in the top 10 -- is there a correlation??). Cinemas, barber shops, ice cream parlours, McDonalds ... all ran "Furlough Friday" specials.
And it wasn't just kids with boogie boards on the buses, I also saw adults with six foot boards get on the bus -- at rush hour! Like some unreal scene out of a Hollywood movie, everyday you see bikini clad girls walking down the main street with a surfboard, or cycling by.