When it comes to imagining what life is like in Hawaii, we've all got a lot of ideas -- whales breaching beneath a perfectly symmetrical rainbow, bikini'd surfers emerging from the water in slow motion, getting lei'd all over the place. Turns out, that's not exactly right.

Below, 13 things NOT to expect from your Hawaiian getaway.

Free-floating hammocks.
hawaii hammock

Footprint-free sand.
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New "friends."
hawaii couple

Random acts of hula.
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Everything about this.
rainbow waianapanapa

Looking more or less decent next to a Hawaiian dancer.
tourist hawaiian dancing

Getting lei'd at the airport ... at your hotel ... while standing in a buffet line.
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Double rainbows.
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Your fellow surf students to look like this.
beginner surfing

Ukulele flirting.
hawaii guitar

A breeze that fully supports picture perfect hair and a "Titanic" moment.
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Sexy beach selfies -- sans wind, sand everywhere, squinting.
hawaii tourist

Beach calligraphy.
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  • Waimea Falls

  • Mt Haleakala on Maui

  • Billabong Pipe Masters in Haleiwa, Hawaii

  • Kauai

  • Surfboards, Maui

  • Kalaeloa Harbor, Molokai

  • Yoga stretch

  • Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa, Hawaii

  • The Na Pali Coast, Kauai

  • Kauai

  • Hawaii sunset

  • Makena Beach, Maui

  • Humpback whale, Hawaii

  • A bowl of 'ahi' or 'tuna poke' with limu (seaweed), green onion, chili pepper and shoyu (soy sauce).

  • Waialae Country Club, Oahu

  • Manini fish in Hanauma Bay

  • The Napali Coastline, Kauai

  • Ahi Poke

  • Banzai Pipeline, Oahu

  • Hawaiian picnic

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Ft. DeRussy Beach, Waikiki

  • Kailua sun rise

  • A food truck in Waimanalo, Oahu

  • Barack Obama at the USS Arizona Memorial

  • Ahi tuna

  • Picasso Triggerfish, Hanauma Bay, Oahu

  • Wok seared ahi at Merriman's Restaurant, Waimea

  • Kauai

  • Kilauea Coast Entry

  • Banzai Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore

  • Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki

  • Hawaiian picnic

  • Kauai

  • Cracked coconuts

  • Wild Spinner Dolphins, Maui

  • Manini fish, Hanauma Bay

  • Maui

  • Green sea turtle, Maui

  • Surfer in Maui

  • Diamond Head, Honolulu

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Napali coast, Kauai

  • Kailua Trail, Kauai

  • Kalani Beach, Molokai

  • Haleakala crater, Maui

  • USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor

  • Ka'apoko Tunnel linking Wailua and Hanalei Valleys, Kauai

  • Acai bowl

  • Peacock Flounder

  • Wainapanapa Coastline, Maui