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traveling around hawaii« on: October 01 2006 07:10:00 »
next year in around june/july im going traveling to hawaii with family. None of my family surf's other than myself and i'm still only a bigginer. Im from england so i understand the waves in hawaii are going to be very different to anything iv experienced before . I have no idea where the begginer beach's are or anything. I was hoping i could get a private surf instructor to take me to the safest and best beaches for my ability. Does anyone know where i could find a qualified surf instructor to do so?
RE: traveling around hawaii« Reply #1 on: November 30 2006 13:11:00 »
You could always rent a softtop from the beach boys on Waikiki, right next to the duke statue. they will be more than happy to give you the basics, let you paddle straight out to Canoes and surf your beginner brains out with all the other tourists. It's the easiest wave on the planet, the only drawback is it's loaded with beginners who can't get out of their own way, much less yours.
RE: traveling around hawaii« Reply #2 on: December 01 2006 11:12:00 »
I'm no longer in the islands, but will always love them. You forgot the best all around wave - Sunset Beach. That place will show you so many faces on different swells. I've seen it break practically year round (ok, I'm including Backyards) but consistently... the place blows up in the fall/winter. The crowd is spread out, so you aren't fighting like you would be at other places for your waves. Want action? Go here. Hands down, the finest wave Oahu has to offer, IMO. And it will scare you, too! I've surfed Backyards many times and when you see a coral head flash past you exposed out of the water, you get a real tight feeling in a certain private spot. Please God, don't let me fall off HERE! Lotsa fun, brah!
RE: traveling around hawaii« Reply #3 on: December 02 2006 00:12:00 »
Go surf your pond Needledi k and leave the forums to the real surfers !!!!!!!
RE: traveling around hawaii« Reply #4 on: December 06 2006 09:12:00 »
"I have to get away from this Godforsaken, oversized, Freshwater pond I live near and move to the coast. "
Best idea you've had yet. Tell your girl you are moving to the coast and see how much she loves you. Then follow up on it and move!
RE: traveling around hawaii« Reply #5 on: December 08 2006 15:12:00 »
Stay away from the big waves in Hawaii unless you are a very experienced surfer and can hold your breath for a significant amoung of time. Start off in Waikiki on your own or try the Hans Hedemann surfing school. From there, you can progress on your own pace to Diamond Head and surf Cliffs, Mansions or Kaiko's. A good progression to North Shore. The Ala Moana area is fun, but has very shallow reefs and a heavy local vibe. On this trip, I would suggest checking out the breaks on North Shore, but unless you can rip like Kelly, Andy or Taj, keep it on the beach we don't need another casualty...