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Surfing June/July« on: February 05 2006 22:02:00 »
Thinking of a trip to Hawaii late June/early July and wondering where we would find the most consistent surf with smaller crowds for intermediate surfers.
Bringing the family, with five kids aged 18 months to 20.....some of them don't surf, so we would need to stay in a place with some other things to do for them.
Any advice? Thanks
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #1 on: April 24 2006 22:04:00 »
which specific beach should we go?
its either we go to Baja or Hawaii
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #2 on: April 25 2006 03:04:00 »
You could wait around for Ma'alaea on Maui or you could come here to Oahu which I think is more consistent. We just had a sewage spill at bowls so you might want to stay out of the water there. They opened Kaisers side up but bowls is still closed I think haven't been down there in a month. If it gets big then you should try threes in front of the fort derusy army museum. Or publics which is adjacent to the big wall to the left of the Duke statue. Ala moana beach park is still closed. And if it gets really big that the whole south shore is closing out(very rare) you could go up towards tracks and secrets. Can't tell you the exact location but they are on the west side.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #3 on: April 27 2006 06:04:00 »
Threes, what a sweet right. It's a long paddle out, but worth it. Never crowded, either.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #4 on: April 30 2006 01:04:00 »
Are you kidding me threes is always littered with a million long boarders.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #5 on: April 30 2006 11:04:00 »
I also will be traveling to Waikiki July 9 and plan to attend a conference and surf for 8 days, advanced intermediate level, but aging 53 years of age. What is average surf size for that beach in July? Should I pack my 9.0 and 8.0 boards and pay $100 shipping fee, or is this too much hassle? How much are boards to rent? I have contacted Hans Hedeman to surf to another area with a "pro", but this is pricy. I feel this will be my only surfing trip to Hawaii, so I want to be prepared. Any advice will be helpful.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #6 on: April 30 2006 21:04:00 »
Well it really depends what you like. If you want a steep drop and a fat barrel I ride my 6'1" but if your a little older and want an easy take-off then a 7'4" mini gun should be good for the big days. Other than that you should be okay. This summer might actually get good, it's going to hit 3-5 ft hawaiian scale.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #7 on: May 02 2006 09:05:00 »
"Are you kidding me threes is always littered with a million long boarders."
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #8 on: May 02 2006 09:05:00 »
There are plenty of boards in Hawai'i right now, you really don't have to bring your own. The rentals on Waikiki are mostly soft tops, off the beach there are surf shops which will rent you a real board, I'm not too sure of the prices, but am guessing $25.00 per day.
However, if you really like your own board, then bring it along. I've heard of airlines messing up boards, so you may want to consider that.
RE: Surfing June/July« Reply #9 on: May 02 2006 10:05:00 »
Thanks for the reply. If I travel to Kawaii, are the planes set up to transport a 9.0 longboard? Any idea as to cost? Any recommendations for rental of a real board on Waikiki near the Waikiki Sheraton? What is a Hawaii wave 3-5 feet, head high? shoulder or chest high?