October is a transitional month in Hawaii with average temperatures in the warm 75°F (23.9°C) to 84°F (28.9°C) range. Rain averages 3.1" (79mm), and the start of the season of the local Kona storms brings along strong winds and lightning. The storms sometimes bring rain that lasts up to several days. Dry areas typically see a majority of their annual rainfall during such storms. The change in tidal patterns in the Hawaiian waters create legendary ocean waves often seen in movies and heard in folklore - it is a major attraction for surfers and extreme sports lovers from all over the world. The sea temperature rarely crosses 80°F (26.7°C) and is a perfect combination along with the swelling of water towards the islands. The sunshine lasts for an average of 8 hours a day in October, so there are numerous sunny days to spend on the beautiful beaches amid a plethora of activities.