My kids flew back to North America with some very beautiful photos of the islands around Tahiti. The sand beneath the shore waves are very sharp mounds where Stingrays and sharks live and it is always suggested that the swimmers wear water shoes or fins. I have surfed all over the Hawaiian Islands and never nurt my feet.
Are the Hawaiian islands older than the French Polynesia islands and would therefore be more worn down? In the Hawaaian islands the sand along the big island is very sharp but that island is still spewing lava.