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moving to hawaii« on: March 26 2006 16:03:00 »
I will be moving to hawaii in a few months to go to school for awhile at the university (University of Hawaii at Manoa). I have been surfing at a few spots on the east coast (Florida, NC, Virginia) and I am really looking forward to surfing out in hawaii. I realize I am still a beginner and just learning but was looking for any suggestions about surfing in hawaii and some good spots that would be close to the university. Thanks for the help
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #2 on: March 27 2006 06:03:00 »
If you have wheels, the whole island is close by. Otherwise, you will be sticking to Town. Lotsa spots, you gotta find 'em. Eh brah, don't forget your studies. UH Manoa, nice campus. Good luck and see you out there! Get better before you try the North Shore at any size, not a beginner spot in the whole stretch. You could try Backyards, off Sunset point, but watch out, it is really shallow on the inside. You may leave your beef on the reef if you are not careful. If you get any cuts, clean 'em real good, easy to get infected.
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #3 on: April 02 2006 18:04:00 »
dude ive been living in hawaii for a few years after moving from jersey. Great spots to get comfortable in the water with some size are makapuu and sandys on the east side. Maks is sick but its no surfing until after 5pm. I wouldnt start off surfing the westside much, especially if your a haole boy. Town isn't bad at Bowls, Queens, diamond head or tongues and close to UH. North Shore is the shit but youve gotta work your way up to that. Actually surfing at like Sandys to the left of the shorebreak or ermas is pretty awesome, thats more intermediate, just start on the shoulder or your gonna piss off some nalo dudes. If your a beginner the south side is your best bet, like diamond head, but dont just stay there, get good and work your way up, theres MUCH MORE fun surf elsewhere. Also pick up a surfng map at Longs, theyre clutch. shoots
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #4 on: April 02 2006 22:04:00 »
I agree with every one else, except the comment about North Shore not being for begginers. It all depends how bad you want it, I learned to surf at Haleiwa, ofcourse you might not wanna charge the big breaks like Pipe or Sunset, but Lani's is cool. Just watch out there's a new bull in the water there, my brother and I've seen him be a real meanie to haoles. Not all of town is cool for begginers, watch out for publics and kaisers reef, and the old time uncles that surf bowls. I wouldn't recommend the west side until you get your stripes. Hasa is a good way to get known by us locals, look it up.
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #5 on: April 04 2006 05:04:00 »
whats hasa bra
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #6 on: April 04 2006 05:04:00 »
It's the contest I told you I was going to enter. HASA stands for Hawaiian Amateur Surfing Assosiation. I decided not to do this contest because it was at Sandy's on the east side and I've only surfed there once. Hey Luke did you get my last e-mail.
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #7 on: April 04 2006 07:04:00 »
the one about that band? yeh got that one, yeh i just did a night contest, got 3rd and just missed quilfying for the 'grom' fest at the margaret river pro last week.
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #8 on: April 05 2006 09:04:00 »
"It all depends how bad you want it"
That is the TRUTH.
RE: moving to hawaii« Reply #9 on: April 08 2006 21:04:00 »
Hawaii is such a magical place. Really take it in.
In the summer, I'd say practice at Waikiki, but it gets SUPER crowded, so get out there right at sunrise. Too crowded otherwise.
HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
But be smart - don't take on more than you can handle.