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Surfing on Kauai

 This information is compiled to assist guests who rent our Condo at the Cliffs Resort.  If you've arrived at this page as a result of a web search on Kauai Surfing, we hope you benefit from the information.  And if you need lodging, thank you for considering us.

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
www.hawaiiansurfingadventures.com
Quality surf instruction in beautiful Hanalei Bay.  Surfing and Paddleboards.  Rentals too.

Hanalei Surf School 808-826-9283
Learn wave riding, wave reading, and ocean safety.  Catch your own waves by lessons end.  "You will stand up and surf or you don't pay!!!"

Learn to Surf School 808-826-7612.
Surfboards provided for all lessons
 

NORTH SHORE SURF EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Hanalei Surf Co 808-826-9000  www.hanaleisurf.com

Brewer Surfboards 808-826-9033

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures 808-482-0749  [see above]

 

NORTH SHORE WINDSURFING
Anini Beach Windsurfing 808-826-9463
Anini Beach Location -- Kauai's Safest Beach.

Windsurf Kauai 808-828-6838
www.windsurf-kauai.com
Anini Beach Location -- Kauai's Safest Beach.  Lessons available including use of simulator.  Windsurf board rentals.

Cowden Sailboards 808-826-9000


EAST SIDE SURFING LESSONS
Kalapaki Beach Boys 808-632-0071  www.kauaifun.com

Kauai Water Ski and Surf Company 808-822-3574


SOUTH SHORE SURFING LESSONS
Kauai Surf School  808-332-7411 
www.kauaisurfschool.com
Only 4 students per class.  Lessons at Poipu Beach.

Hoku Water Sports 808-639-9333
Learn to surf in a safe, user friendly, Poipu beach location.

Nukumoi Surf Company 808-742-8019
www.nukumoi.com

SOUTH SHORE SURF BOARD RENTAL
Nukumoi Surf Co  808-742-8019
Poipu Beach location surfboards.  Their shop has a wide assortment of beach item rentals.



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 [www.surfermag.com]
Although many additional spots have been identified on Kauai in recent years, there is not the abundance of good breaks as found on Oahu. Some of Kauai's best spots do offer outstanding waves, however, and the mood is generally more mellow and low key than on the more populated islands. Visiting surfers may still be looked upon with some suspicion, and a friendly, unaggressive manner works best. Similar to Oahu, the breaks on Kauai's windward (east) side often break on distant, offshore reefs and are blown out except during early-morning, pre-tradewind hours or Kona-wind conditions. The winter breaks of the west side are especially treacherous with large, hard-breaking waves and radical currents. The summer breaks of the south shore are similar to the Ala Moana Park area of Oahu and enjoy prevailing offshore winds. The north coast is temperamental with frequent rain and wrong winds; it needs winter-time conditions that are just right to reach its excellent potential. In the winter the north shore will average 6-8', with waves of 20'+ possible at any time.


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