President Obama spent part of his fourth day of vacation in the islands at the beach with family and friends in Waimanalo.
In addition, Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to offer condolences and assistance in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack, a White House press pool reported.
Obama left in his motorcade for his usual morning gym workout on Marine Corps Base Hawaii about 8 a.m. He left the gym about 9:45 a.m.
About noon, the first family and friends went to the beach at Bellows Air Force Base where they stayed for about three hours with plenty of sunshine and little wind, according to a White House pool report.
The family returned to their Kailua rental house about 3 p.m. The press pool reported that the Obamas were going to stay home for the rest of the afternoon and a “lid” was called at 3:32 p.m.