Shops in Haleiwa surfers. O'ahu. Hawaii's proximity to the islands makes Ecuador remain warm all year. On cloudless days, the sun can be very intense, so it is advisable to use hats and sunscreen to avoid the negative effects of the sun. If you accidentally turned sunburned, you can choose to soothe the burn using local aloe vera plants, cutting and using the fleshy part inside directly on the skin. Since the islands are located on the edge of a tropical area tend to suffer occasional strong winds and tropical storms. Although hurricanes are rare, the islands are vulnerable to storms generated north Pacific Ocean. In some cases the islands only experience the "replica" of the storms with rain and big waves. There may be flooding during heavy rainfall (generally rare) and in the wet season, but rarely occur. Only four hurricanes have hit the islands since 1957.