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which island for intermediate-waves in winter?« on: October 19 2005 16:10:00 »
I´m about to book a flight from germany to hawaii for 3 month end of november... Was surfing in Australia for a few month so I´d say I´m Intermediate (probably beginner hawaiian standart).
How good and how crowded is the surf in and around Waikiki that time of the year?
Would you recommed any other regions or even a differnet island (Maui?)to find a laidback place with some nice surf, not too crowded and maybe a bit of nightlife as well?
Is the localism really as bad as you can read in the threads?
I always try to be respectful in and out of the water and not to drop in on anybody, but of course I can´t guarantee not to make mistakes...
Know how to fight, but wouldn´t fancy to get into trouble every day of my holidays...
thanks for your help!
RE: which island for intermediate-waves in winter?« Reply #1 on: October 19 2005 23:10:00 »
Well from October to about aprill give or take a month waikiki is almost a lake. But North Shore is usually pumpin during these months but if you come here come for the surf because the only hotel on the north shore is turtle bay and it's pretty far from any night life your looking for. If your a beginner there aren't many places that you can surf safely on the North Shore. So it's up to you flat surf in waikiki and all the night life you'd want or 6-8 hawaiian surf on the North Shore and hardly any night life. I was born and raised in Hawaii and I don't have anything against haoles that come here as long as they know what they're doing in and out of the water and don't polute our beaches.
RE: which island for intermediate-waves in winter?« Reply #2 on: October 20 2005 03:10:00 »
so is waikiki in winter not surfable at all (with a shortboard or fish)?
I guess my skills wouldn´t be enough to surf north-shore in winter, but I´d have a look anyway...
So apparently Oahu wouldn´t be the best place for me to go in winter, what about Maui or one of the other islands?
RE: which island for intermediate-waves in winter?« Reply #3 on: October 20 2005 03:10:00 »
Well I learned on the North Shore, so to me it really isn't all that bad of a place to learn like Laniakea or inside Haleiwa. It just all depends on how much guts you got (no guts, no glory) lol. 8 months into surfing I was rushin' 4-6 hawaiian at Lani's, and at 2 years I'm already getting barreled at v-land, so it just all matters. I used to live on Maui and they have a few good spots like Ho'okipa, Ma'alaea, La paruse, HonoManu, etc.. But most of the spots on Maui are rocky. Once in a while you get a 2 foot boost in town if your lucky but most of the spots that actually catch that are crowded and pretty shallow.
RE: which island for intermediate-waves in winter?« Reply #4 on: October 21 2005 11:10:00 »
I agree with Puna, Laniakea is the place for you on the north shore during the winter. You may try Turtle Bay over on the east side, they may catch waves, on a swell wrap around the island, but I never have surfed there, so I may be lying to you. Good luck at V-land, locals only.