The pointy clutch of rocks sticking out, as the road swings left before the 21-mile marker, is called, appropriately enough, Rock Point. This popular surf spot is the site of local competitions and it’s the place to go if you’re looking for east-end swells.
After the 21-mile marker, the road starts to wind upwards. It’s a good paved road – the problem is there’s not always enough of it. In places, including some cliff-hugging curves, this road is wide enough for only one car, so expect to go slow. The road levels out just before the 24-mile marker, where there’s a fine view of the islet of Mokuhoʻoniki, a seabird sanctuary.