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Topic: surfing in hawaii first timers

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TTB

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Hawaii Hawaii

 

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« on: July 13 2005 07:07:00 »

One more thing, yeah, there are sharks out there, if you see one (doubtful) then just kick at his nose when he comes to investigate, just don't miss!

I'm messing with you, man.  You will not see anything before you get attacked, so don't worry about it.  Just have fun while it lasts.

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matt

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #1 on: July 13 2005 20:07:00 »

hey whats up, i'm in the Army and i'm getting read to get stationed on scholfield barracks on oahu. i grew up on the beach my whole life and i've been surfing since i was about 6 or 7 (i'm 23 now) but the past couple of years i've been away from the beach and i havent even been riding since i was about 19. are there any breaks around that area where i can get my skills back with our getting in any of the locals way? i used to be that local when i was younger so i know how it feels to have some idiot out there trying to take the waves and just end up wasting them on the first turn. thanks a bunch!



By:

TTB

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #2 on: July 14 2005 06:07:00 »

Hey, one more thing brought up by Elyse.  When you are in the Islands and want to get along with the locals, you will be doing yourself a BIG favor if you don't call anyone a moke.  Local, Kama'aina, dude, brah, bruddah, those are fine and you will be accepted.  If you call someone a moke, you may have to show how fast you can run.  Aloha nui loa, that attitude will carry you well everywhere.

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whitey

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #3 on: July 14 2005 11:07:00 »

Just be respectful and you should not have any problems. That means respect the people that are from there and surf there everyday. The people who surf there everyday know who surfs there everyday. Be smart and try to stay out of people's way and surf a place that is near your ability. I'm white blonde hair and blue eyes and have only had problems in the water when I deserved it. And I never got choked out, no black eyes, no jiu jitsu arm bars. I've surfed about everywhere except some spots on the West Side. I used to surf v-land a lot, of course I could not go out there and get choice waves. If you go to the North Shore try the ehukai beach park when it is small or laniakea. There are some spots by the turtle bay which are good for learning. And keep in mind if it is in december there are big crowds from visiting surfers and short tempers.

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TTB

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #4 on: July 14 2005 11:07:00 »

cool info.  Isn't Ehukai beach park also known as Pipeline?  Not really a beginner's spot.  I received the hardest thumping from that wave, worst in my life.  But, that's what happens when you don't make the drop.  It was only a six foot day (three foot hawaiian) and I took off going backdoor, got to the bottom of the wave, my board kept going down. Heck, I made the turn, but my board didn't.  The lip came over and smashed the water's surface, I must have been right below it because it was the worst concussion I have ever felt.  I get back on the beach, tuck my tail between my legs and go home to mommy.  Quite a memory, unforgettable.

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matt

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #5 on: July 14 2005 21:07:00 »

lol jesus people, i didnt say i was a cook....i'vebeen surfing for a LONG time, i just havent been in the water in a couple years. anything thats hollow and punchy is good for me to get my sea legs back, its just like riding a bike:-) but anyway, thanks for the input!

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matt

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #6 on: July 14 2005 21:07:00 »

lol jesus people, i didnt say i was a moke....i've been surfing for a LONG time, i just havent been in the water in a couple years. anything thats hollow and punchy is good for me to get my sea legs back, its just like riding a bike:-) but anyway, thanks for the input!

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matt

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #7 on: July 18 2005 06:07:00 »

lol jesus people, i didnt say i was a kook (there, I got it right)....i've been surfing for a LONG time, i just haven't been in the water in a couple years. anything thats hollow and punchy is good for me to get my sea legs back, its just like riding a bike:-) but anyway, thanks for the input!

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gray squeeze

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #8 on: July 21 2005 17:07:00 »

if on oahu, try barbers point aka "white plains".that's where i learned.pleanty of space.peace.

By:

Mike Costello

RE: surfing in hawaii first timers

« Reply #9 on: July 23 2005 13:07:00 »

Just got back from a week on the Big Island (first trip), Surfed Khahlu'u bay and Banyans, Awsome spots! Not big but real fun (going back when it's big). I liked Kahalu'u best, locals were cool just stay out of ther way. Also watch out for the reef it's shallow and it's like razors.
coz from SoCal


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