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Topic: surfing in hawaii first timers

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By:

footprints

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RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« on: July 07 2006 13:07:00 »

how is it going? I'm might be comeing out to hawaii beginging of Aug. Not shrue what iland to go to. (swim coach has a time share he is giveing me) anyway wanted to know several places that have good surf and some begner surf for my Girl friend
I've been surffing all my life and done some triple over head spots on the east coast... yea they do existed and have surfed in Cal. anyway just wondering.
so if there is anything on the Big Iland (since that is where the cheapest plane fair is pleast let me know.
Peace
keep surffing

By:

shep

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #1 on: January 15 2007 13:01:00 »

Localism needs to be toned down.Yes, give respect where respect is  due. Surfing should be about friendships, and teaching as many people as possible about surfing and mother ocean. Locals at any break need to chill and take a kook under there wing. Teach a kook and save a life and maybe even make a friend. That friend is from some place you may visit. I've crashed at alot of friends (ex-kooks) pads on my jurneys. They are a wealth of knowledge on the local scene, just as you are on your area.

By:

Jack

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #2 on: January 15 2007 17:01:00 »

Hawaiians are not all dicks....but to learn i would suggest the tourist breaks.  Just call a surf shop.  They usually don't tell you where the locals go, so you won't have a problem with local assholes...honestly, the real surfers aren't dicks, just the local wannabes.  I have been to Hawaii more times than i can count, as long as you respect who gets what wave, they are cool.  And if they aren't they take your wave and that's the end of it....Really, it's not that bad!

By:

carson

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #3 on: July 19 2007 10:07:00 »

hey dude

my dad is taking me to hawaii this summer in august.  i want to hit some waves but i am a nube.  i have only been surfing once in tofino , victoria , b.c. on 6ft rollers.  is their anyplace where i could be totally out of the way of locals. cause as i said i've only surfed for three days .  and that was a year ago.

any advice would be great

carson

By:

TEXAN

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #4 on: July 30 2007 08:07:00 »

I am 38 years old, have a wife and 2 daughters, 6 and 10 yrs. that all surf. . My girls need a vacation. do not want to take them to Mex. with all the troubles down there. They have wanted to get on a plane for their first time and my ten year old, like her dad has wanted to go to hawaii. It has been my dream to surf there since I was 10 years old. I do not want to take my surfing family there only to experience a nightmare with all the localism.  You guys should be honored to have people think you live in the best place in the world. What I am trying to say is; Is there anywhere on the islands where I can surf good waves without all the crap? Life is short. We only want one week to enjoy your land. Any advice? Please spare me the wise cracks.

By:

bob

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #5 on: July 31 2007 22:07:00 »

TEXAN,
The message above about Canoes is good advice. It's a CROWDED spot, but it IS a known learning spot and the wave is perfect for longboarding and kids. If you want to shortboard, then Canoes won't work because the wave is too weak and small. Email me if you have more questions (or when you get here if you like). Have a great time here.

By:

TTB

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #6 on: August 01 2007 13:08:00 »

Texan,
If you want to avoid crowds there are several places to go.  If you don't mind traveling, hit the North Shore for some fun.  No, it's not a joke, there are places on the North Shore which when smaller, are easier than when the surf is firing.  It's a bit of a paddle out, but small Sunset is certainly doable if you have any kind of skills at all, and there will be absolutely NO crowds.  If any place on the North Shore is breaking this time of year, it will be Sunset Beach.  Laniakea is also very doable skillwise but probably will be flat, it takes a west or north swell to break here.
Wailupe is a spot adjacent to Diamond Head which is very easy and no crowds.  I've never surfed it, but have heard good things:  easy wave, long rides, no crowds, no hassles.

By:

TTB

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #7 on: August 01 2007 13:08:00 »

If you get away from Waikiki you may find the real Hawaii...well, more real than you would find in the city.  Friendly people and a laid back style.  Snorkle at Three Tables Beach right next to Waimea Bay, visit the Heiau at Waimea, (sorry, I find that place creepy, weird vibes for me) but one heck of a view.  Stop in Haleiwa at Matsumoto's for a shave ice.  Vanilla ice cream in the bottom of the cone, yeah! Hit the coffee plantation near Mokuleia. (kinda out of the way)   Have a blast and remember to shake a shaka, brah!

By:

TTB

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #8 on: August 01 2007 14:08:00 »

I can't go without issuing a warning or two.  This may sound stupid, but DO NOT take any rocks home from Hawai'i. (unless you buy them in a store)  Pele is very jealous and some real pupule (crazy) sh*t may happen to you.  Laugh if you will, but you have been warned.  Also, do not carry any pork over the Pali (east side cliffs).  You will piss off the menehunes and you don't want that.  Finally, if you see any night marchers, (you probably won't) do not look at them, run away!  It will be the last anyone will see of you if you interact with them.
Weird and wonderful.  I love Hawai'i.

By:

Bill

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #9 on: August 23 2007 05:08:00 »

Gee bud, I find you get what you give.  What does that say about you?  Hmmm?


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