Surfing on Kauai
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Surfing is a sport enthusiastically enjoyed by all ages in the Hawaiian Islands
and is rich in cultural heritage. Whether you've been "hanging ten" since
childhood or have never been on a surfboard, Kauai is the place to give this
popular sport a try.
If the traditional long -- 8 to 10 foot -- board doesn't sound interesting, consider body surfing, boogie boarding, or windsurfing. Some are easier [boogie boarding] and some much tougher [wind surfing] than regular surf board riding.
Surfing lessons are a good idea for learning the basics. Surf board rentals are available island-wide. Don't be afraid to ask for help in choosing the right board for your size and level of experience. While you are there, ask about surf conditions around the island as conditions vary considerably according to time of year and beach location.
Kite boarding is the newest of the surfboard related sports. When the wind is good you can watch a number of expert locals at Anini Beach, Tunnels Beach, or Kee Beach. If you want to give it a try, contact Kiteboard Kauai www.kiteboardkauai.com .
NORTH SHORE SURFING LESSONS
Hawaiian Surfing Adventures 808-482-0749 in Hanalei
Quality surf instruction in beautiful Hanalei Bay. Surfing and Paddleboards. Rentals too.
Hanalei Surf School 808-826-9283
Surf School 808-826-7612.
NORTH SHORE SURF EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Brewer Surfboards 808-826-9033
Hawaiian Surfing Adventures 808-482-0749 [see above]
NORTH SHORE WINDSURFING
Windsurf Kauai 808-828-6838
Cowden Sailboards 808-826-9000
EAST SIDE SURFING LESSONS
Kauai Water Ski and Surf Company 808-822-3574
SOUTH SHORE SURFING LESSONS
Hoku Water Sports 808-639-9333
Nukumoi Surf Company 808-742-8019
SOUTH SHORE SURF BOARD RENTAL
BEST SURF SPOTS FOR EXPERIENCED VISITORS
Hanalei Bay: is one of the best and most challenging breaks in Hawaii. Most paddle out from the pier.
Kalihiwai: also on the North Shore gets expert surf in the winter. The beach is a nice, curving pocket of sand situated at the head of Kalihiwai Bay. Many consider these to be some of the best waves on Kauai
Pakala-On the west shore, this beach has an incredible surf break referred to as Infinities. The surf break is named so because the rides seem to last forever. This beach is not safe for swimmers and should be used by expert surfers only
Shipwreck Beach (Keoneloa Beach)
On the south shore, Shipwreck is the best surfing, wind surfing, boogie boarding
and body surfing beach. Swim only during calm ocean conditions.
OVERALL SUMMARY OF KAUAI SURFING
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