Secret Service agents on jet skis shoo away tourists and locals as the Obamas hit the water in Hawaii
The First Family have now officially hit the halfway point of their Hawaiian holiday and enjoyed a nice lie-in followed by an afternoon at the beach on the eight day of their vacation.
However while a regular bunch would just hit the sand and surf, the Obamas had their regular motorcade drop them at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, and Secret Service agents on wave runners circled them in the water.
The main task of the agents seemed to focus on stopping any other people in kayaks getting to close to the President, his wife and their two daughters.
The officers could be seen telling different groups at the popular spot to turn around, as they sectioned off part of the water.
There was also a strong contingent of local police on the ground.
Turn around: A police jet ski moves kayakers away from nearby Pacific Ocean waters where U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were swimming at Bellows Air Force Station Beach, Hawaii, on Saturday
A police Jet Ski approaches a kayaker as President Barack Obama and the first family visit a beach Saturday
A police Jet Ski patrols a beach near where President Barack Obama and the first family are spending time at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii
Hitting the surf: President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, with ponytail, are seen in silhouetted profiles as the motorcade carrying the first family leaves their rental home in Kailua, Hawaii
Aloha: People wave and greet U.S. President Barack Obama’s motorcade at Bellows Air Force Station Beach
As the motorcade arrived at the popular spot, several dozen beachgoers and families waved and flashed the ‘shaka’ sign on the breezy, sunny day on Oahu.
On Saturday night, the first couple left their rented home and had dinner with friends at the Alan Wong restaurant, which is marked by a green awning featuring a yellow pineapple.
The restaurant says on its website that it focuses on Hawaii regional cuisine.
After dinner, Obama was briefed by the White House on Air Asia flight QZ8501, which lost contact with air traffic control about 40 minutes into a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.
Written by Associated Press Reporter and Mail Online Reporter
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