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surfing in hawaii first timers« on: November 28 2004 15:11:00 »
me and a mate are looking to go surfing for three weeks in the end of next year just wanted to find out weres the best place for two beginners to go and have a great surf?
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #1 on: December 07 2004 12:12:00 »
Hawaii isn't the place for first timers. I've pulled in enough water-breathers and neck-brokes for one lifetime.
You have most of the year to get ready, so use it.
When you and your buddy are good where you come from, then you're ready come and see what the Real is, and go for broke. Don't let it get you down when you see 10-year-old girls riding better than you ever will, it's built in! :)
"Beginner" scores for Hawaiian waves are like "Intermediate" for everywhere else, except during the flat part of the year.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #2 on: February 09 2005 12:02:00 »
you don't gotta be a dick. Just let the people know where the best place to learn is. Why would you even bring up the fact the 10 year olds are better than they will ever be. Like that has anything to do with the question. They want to come to paradise, and there are tons of places for them to learn. Stop giving Hawaii a bad name.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #3 on: February 09 2005 21:02:00 »
Are you Ausie's? I didnt know there were beginners down there, thought you were all born onto a board just like the Hawaiians! All four main islands have at least a couple of spots that are alright for beginners. I am only familiar with the Big Island, so cant give you details about any where else. I do know that the best way to stay out of trouble is to have patience and dont ever get in anybodys way, just wait til you get an opening and then go. Most of the time the locals will just ignore you. Getting in someones way can get you in troulble realy fast. If you have common sense you will be fine. Aloha
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #4 on: February 26 2005 21:02:00 »
dude that was a very cool messageyou gave! I've been surfing for about 10 years and i am coming to hawaii for the 1st time on my honeymoon! I'am real nervous about where to paddle out to and not piss off any locals! any advice for a soul searching surfer
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #5 on: March 03 2005 11:03:00 »
I went to Hawaii for the first time last summer because I was part of the Roxy surf jam! It was really fun hawaii is such a beautiful place but yes stay out of the way of locals they can get pissy really fast not trying to offend anyone but for the contest everyone was really nice to me. See Wakiki Beach during the summertime would not be a good place for a beginner to learn but try going a little way down and I' sure you can find a little private spot for you and whoeverelse to learn. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places I've been to yet besided fiji and Austrailia they were absolutely gorgeous! surfs up have fun Later Days
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #6 on: July 07 2005 22:07:00 »
Hello peeps, I am in the Navy and moving to Hawaii in about 30 days. I just moved from San Diego where I surfed places like Blacks, Scripps, La Jolla and the OB Jetty. I usually surf a 8'4 to 9'4, yes I am a long boarder. I heard Queens is a good spot. I also heard Pyramid Rock and Generals are good, but they have a lot of shark sitings. Are there a lot of sharks out there? Any help from you locals would be cool, I know how to watch the lineup and not to drop in on anyone and I hope to only learn. See you all soon.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #7 on: July 07 2005 23:07:00 »
If your are going to surf Hawaii for the first time better to meet some locals befor. North Shore Oahu is great depending when you are going. mid oct. to mide nov. is perfect. Nice breaks 5/10 feet at most beachs. Mid dec. it goes up to like 30 foot breaks even 50/60. I saw it, it so nice.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #8 on: July 09 2005 00:07:00 »
i read that Pupukea is a good stop to surf, I will check that out.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #9 on: July 13 2005 07:07:00 »
bryan, check out laniakea on the North shore, it is a nice break, visible from Kam Highway, and breaks great on a lot of swells, north is the best swell for this spot. It's also fairly easy to ride, but can be crowded at times. If you are looking for a spot that doesn't have a lot of crowds, then try Backyards, on the tip of Sunset Point. It is a nice break, mostly rights, but watch out for the SUPER shallow section on the inside of the break. I mean really shallow, you will be on a wave and see a big coral head zip by you and trust me brah, it will scare you if you think of falling off here. If you want to get punched out by locals then try surfing Velzyland, they vibe you and then get tough if you don't take the hint.