Honolulu's Wild and Fun Sand Bar Parties
With Boats, Bands, Beer, Bikinis It's a Blast
For those lucky enough to be invited Sand Bar parties are aweome.
It's a sea of scenery at this summertime sand bar party in Honolulu.
Motley Crue is blasting on one side from a pair of powerful speakers on a speedboat and a gasoline-powered blender churns out margaritas on the other side. Bands are playing on a floating stage.
This is one time a skipper would be glad to be stuck on a sandbar.
Babes in a boat, a big part of the sand bar party's attraction.
The scene at the sand bar party in Oahu.
Having drinks with the toes in the water on a sand bar is just awesome.
Every now and then – sometimes on summer Saturdays, other times on holidays, about 500 or so locals who gather at a large sand bar about a mile from the Ahu O'Laka Inlet. Tanned and tanning, drinking and dancing, floating and frolicking, they are splashing and standing in ankle- and knee-deep water.
Some set up tents and become party hosts but most just walk around, pausing at the floating stage to dance on the water and go on mingling missions from boat to boat. It's wet. It's wild. It's wonderful. The sand bar party is more about soaking up the scene and suds than it is soaking up the sunshine.
Dancing by the stage in ankle-deep water at Honolulu's sand bar party.
PubClub.com's sand bar hostess, the hot Hoppie, Sara (right) is bitchin' in her bikini.
Bikinis and coolers of beer are, of course, a big part of the sand bar parties.
People hang out listing to the band at the sand bar party.
This is such a fun, hang-loose Hawaii kind of beach party.
Close to 100 boats of all kinds, from runabouts to fishing boats to skiffs, a large yellow catamaran and even an outrigger canoe drop anchor. PubClub.com was only too happy to toss out our anchor for an afternoon of entertainment as guests of Flash and Maddy, who assigned the sexy Sara as hostess. To which, we say "mahalo."
To find out about future sand bar parties, get to know some locals in the bars – PubClub.com suggests the upsale hangout Apartment 3 – and ask about the events.
Normally, a boat skipper would not like to be stranded on a sand bar, but not on these days. In fact, they seek it out, like they do a sheltered cove in a storm. They might shrug and say the Eric Stone line, "if you've not been aground, you've not been around" but otherwise wait for the high tide to set them free. Except here the object is to get "stranded."
But with the essential party survivor supplies: Ice, beer, cocktails, perhaps a snack or two and that Hawaiian-style Aloha attitude.