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shower me with info« on: August 30 2006 00:08:00 »
thanx for the reply. Ive found info about all the breaks you mentioned except for lanis, and V-land... well, ive heard of V-land, but I didnt think it was on Oahu.
Also, another question I have is please explain "bowls". I really have no idea.
if you want hit me with an email, so I can ask you some more questions at email@example.com or post you email that would be cool.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #1 on: August 30 2006 01:08:00 »
You have to respect the hawaiian culture and their country. It is enique. Remember Hawaii is not just the nth shore.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #2 on: August 30 2006 07:08:00 »
Laniakea and Velzyland. Both excellent breaks but for different reasons. Lani's is an easy wave that can handle some real size, it's right on the highway, so it's easy to find. A good longboarding spot. V'land is around the point from Sunset and is a top ten wave, really, really nice. The only problem is the locals have some serious attitude problems (Bustahhedd surfers) and vibe you if you look like you are even thinking about surfing here. No, really, they give you a warning and then if you choose to ignore it.....
Bowls? Like Ala Moana bowls? If you are surfing in january, don't even worry about it, it is on the south shore and will likely be flat then.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #3 on: August 30 2006 15:08:00 »
well, there should be some days where theres at least knee or thigh high leeward in January shouldnt there?? I thought they get surf down there like 180 days.
also, please do explain the whole bowls thing to me anyways. i imagine its something having to do with how the coral sits?
another question... im gonna be there for 3 weeks. I need a board. I could rent one for 3 weeks for about 3$, and if i break it, i buy it... or should i jsut buy one out there, and sell it when I leave??
one more... i like a bigger board... im thinkin a fun shape, will allow me to surf the south side, as well as bigger waves??
damn, im so pumped. come on winter!
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #4 on: August 31 2006 10:08:00 »
Ever been on a wave where the unbroken part in front of you rears up and breaks? That's what a bowl is, the bowl at Ala Moana is maybe the most famous. It's caused by the shape of the reef and the angle of the wave hitting the reef. I'm no geologist but typically the reefs in Hawaii are formed in fingers where there are shallow parts extending out into deeper waters, this is what's happening at Ala Moana.
As far as boards, Hawaii is probably the cheapest place in the world to buy a board, there are so many of them here. If you can rent a board for $3. then do that, that is amazingly cheap. A bigger board is ok for Hawaii, I don't know your skill level but the locals ride boards appropriate to the wave size and speed.
Good luck. aloha.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #5 on: September 03 2006 03:09:00 »
Wow this is guy really is ignorant and bliss. Moodaddy you don't know how bad you have hurt my feelings. Your mentality and thinking is exactly why I think twice about haoles; so arrogant. Just take your money and kook board to costa rica, I think we can handle one less tourist. Plus you would probably be the one a month assault for big mike or the reef. Kook, looser, pu$$y, ass biach, haole.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #6 on: September 05 2006 22:09:00 »
yea, 300$ for 3 weeks.
i think i might jsut buy one there, and sell it when i leave. or shit.. maybe ill take it home a souvenir.
*killer surfing weekend here on the east coast with hurricane Ernesto roaming around!! So Pumped!!
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #7 on: September 06 2006 06:09:00 »
hey puna its luke, did u catch the swell that hit in late july and early august when i was there, i didnt see u out!!
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #8 on: September 10 2006 08:09:00 »
I lived in Haiku (near Peahi an Paia Bay) on Maui for four years and never had any hassle from the locals. But then I was not dropping in on them or disrespecting their culture as I saw many visitors do.
I found Malibu or Ventura ounty Line in Los Angeles to be more aggressive that HI.
RE: Why are the Hawaii locals all a$$holes?« Reply #9 on: September 12 2006 06:09:00 »
"So when a beginner from the mainland says to himself, "hey !! I went to hawaii and Surfed Pipe. "
THAT rarely happens. The beginner would have his head handed to him either by the wave itself or by the Wolfpack. I'm betting he gets smashed by the wave and heads to shore, where he belongs. If he paddles back out, he will be ticketed by the local traffic cops in the lineup.