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RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« on: September 02 2007 08:09:00 »
Baaaaaaaaaaad~DogZ!!!oooooooooo!! all scary an SH*# !! This ain't really about Surfing is it? your like clowns who thought Disco was gonna rule...Men wearing bellbottoms were forever...and respect is something you garbage pick... being locals sounds like being gang bangers...what nasty little cretins you are.. just begging the real world to take away your real waves... real waves of people are going to come and you will not control them once they start to show up in droves...no~matter how much you bark...everyplace decent is being took over by evil and you think your place is sacred? or immune?? hahahahahaha!!! just wait you'll see it in your lifetime.
you give for what you get.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #1 on: September 12 2007 20:09:00 »
I would surf at San Diego first because waves aren't as big
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #2 on: September 14 2007 00:09:00 »
I'm going to Oahu from 15th to 23th Is there anyoen who go surfing together. I'm from Tokyo. often surf Cliffs and Ala Moana. If you want to do in Waikiki It's Ok I'm a longborder
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RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #3 on: November 24 2007 17:11:00 »
John Philbin, pro surf instructor and actor, is in Hawaii's world famous North Shore until May 2008 and available for teaching surfing.
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All levels welcome.
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RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #4 on: May 14 2008 15:05:00 »
great. this forum has really freaked me out. I barely ever get to surf because of my schedule and the fact that I don't live near an ocean.
When I do get to go to an ocean it's usually the east cost of America so the waves barely exist. I've been surfing for about 2 years now but I've only gotten a few really good waves in my life because of where I live.
Now I'm getting to go to Hawaii and I feel like it would be such a waste to go and not surf. I want to find a good spot that isn't too dangerous but I don't think I could deal with all the locals, seeing how everybody is talking here. Plus I'm a chick so I've got the stereotype working against me apparently. I'd be so worried about accidentally screwing up. Is there a place that doesn't have many locals? I really don't want to get in anybodys way and I want to surf so so bad.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #5 on: May 14 2008 20:05:00 »
Hawaii's winter season is not really a good time for beginners to learn. If you have a flexible schedule you would be much better off learning during the summer. I'm only familiar with Oahu and Maui breaks so I can't speak for the other islands. If winter is your only option I would suggest staying away from the west side of Oahu (regardless of season that is). For North Shore try Laniakea, Chun's, Puaena Point. I do not recommend Backyards or Velzyland for beginners, but there's a good break for beginners right next to Velzyland. Its not the best wave but perfect for learning and you shouldn't have to worry about attitude there (if they were really good enough to be jerks they wouldn't be surfing there in the first place). I can't even think of any good spots for beginners on Maui in the winter other than S-turns.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #6 on: May 15 2008 06:05:00 »
You can hit all the tourist spots on or near Waikiki without worrying about locals and their attitudes. Canoes is the basic beginner spot, smack in the middle of Waikiki, straight out from the Duke statue. It's a longbopard spot, as is Three's, about a half mile west of Canoes. These spots will likely be crowded, with Canoes the most crowded. Other spots exist nearby but these are the two most likely to be breaking in your skill range. On the North Shore, try Laniakea, Puaena Point, Chuns or small Sunset out at the point. Aloha!
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #7 on: June 25 2008 07:06:00 »
I think someone else already said it perfectly.
If its a true local with surfer spirit they will greet a new surfer and wish them the best, and try to teach them how to learn the surf culture.
Only some phony local wanna-be would expect respect without earning it first. If the only way you think you can earn respect is through violence and intimidation you will never truly have respect, or the true surfer spirit.
RE: Surfing in Hawaii first timers« Reply #8 on: April 28 2009 09:04:00 »
Hi I want to travel and see the Hawaii Islands with my 2 kids (22&23)at Christmas this year.They want to surf. They're great on snow but it will be their first time surfing.
Any help as to where to go, stay and who to take lesson from would be greatly appreciated.
RE: surfing in hawaii first timers« Reply #9 on: June 16 2009 23:06:00 »
I used to live in Hawaii but moved away without ever getting into surfing. I started surfing in Florida but the waves here are a joke!
I am just looking for a south shore spot that can do 3-4 foot FACE (not hawaiian). Is there any without me going to Bowls or Kaisers?
I need something stronger and faster than Canoes but am not sure where to look?