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Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« on: February 11 2008 13:02:00 »
I will be traveling to Hawaii with my family next month and we will be staying on the islands of Molokai and Lanai.
I know those are not the more popular islands, but we would still like to surf while we are there.
We have surfed a couple of times but are still definitely beginners.
Can anyone suggest any good surf spots?
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #1 on: February 19 2008 22:02:00 »
My advice is do not go to molokai!!! worst trip of my life.. went with my family and stayed at the ranch, first off the locals are extremely rude and do not want you there so use precaution by all means and as far as the waves go the rip has been known to drag people out the ocean and never see them again and if you think you go in and try to save them think again because you will be swept away just as fast. The town has no stores or restaurants and shuts down before dark. There is no activities. Our whole family was very dissapointed and wish we had someone to tell us not to go so im telling you in hopes of saving your family from a disasterous trip. Do yourselves a favor and go to either maui or hawaii.
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #2 on: February 20 2008 05:02:00 »
Both islands are backwaters and do not support a lot of tourist activities. I have not been to either island but am aware of their reputations. Molokai has cliffs and few beaches, Lanai has beaches but few amenities, both are rough and primitive outside of the "resorts". The roads are not great, 4WD is a must have. If you go, have a good time but do not expect to find as much on these islands as can be found on any other island in the Hawaiian chain. As far as surly locals.....HMMM, not sure, but it would be surprising since the usual Hawaiian attitude is one of aloha. Bring a good attitude and you will probably be fine.
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #3 on: February 20 2008 07:02:00 »
Since you are beginner surfers, you probably would want to hire a surf guide. They can set you up with all you need and take you to the best beaches for your ability and where there is surf. Not a cheap date, but likely the best way to go. You will find more surfing on Lanai than on Molokai. Have fun, ALOHA!
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #4 on: February 24 2008 02:02:00 »
In front of the only hotel on Molokai is the main spot, the alignment is similar to the North Shoe of Oahu so it can get quite big in winter. March is a transitional month and the size varies widely.
Trade winds are offshore and the bottom is reefy, boogie boarders make up the majority and always seem to be more open to friendly to outsiders.
Activities, restaurants & entertainment on the island are extremely limited so bring your own. My wife's a veggie nearly starved.
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #5 on: February 24 2008 06:02:00 »
Molokai's southern shores to the western portion are covered with beach breaks. These breaks are also littered with tiger sharks. I wouldn't recommend surfing there although you could. The northern half of the island are mostly cliffs and coves. Not much surf unless you make it down to the beaches. Lanai is not known for its surfspots.
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #6 on: February 25 2008 07:02:00 »
mike that's cool info... thanks!
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #7 on: February 25 2008 12:02:00 »
So Pukeah, beachbreaks on Molokai, surely you jest; there's 2 rivermouth/pebble plain breaks, but, like Lanai ARE FOR HAWAIIAN NATIVES ONLY! We compromised with surfer contests, but never here and trespassers will be treated appropriately!
RE: Good surf spots for begginers on Molokai and Lanai?« Reply #8 on: February 26 2008 09:02:00 »
when you said lanai ARE FOR HAWAIIAN NATIVES ONLY do you mean NO WHITES ALLOWED?