Waikiki Surfing: Where to catch your next wave.
Aloha. Welcome to Hawaii and the start of your Waikiki surfing adventure. I’m guessing you have made your way to Hawaii for the translucent warm waters and to catch a few waves. Perfect! You are in the right spot.
Waikiki is home to the majority of tourism in Hawaii and its easy to understand why. Lovely beaches, endless shopping and a plethora of nightlife and dining options. Waikiki is also home to some easy surf that is perfect for beginners and enjoyable for all types of surfers. Let’s begin so you can get yourself a few party waves.
Getting a Board
Didn’t bring your board along for the trip? Not a problem. There are more than enough places to grab your surfing vessel and enjoy your time in the waters. Dive Oahu is located behind the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and can set you up for your daily adventure.
Other options include:
- Moku. A few blocks from the beach, Moku has knowledgeable and friendly employees that provide solid boards and good rental rates
- Polynesian Hostel is a popular hostel only two blocks from the beach and they can set you up for $12/day if your’e a guest and $15 if not.
Where to Surf the waves
Waikiki is blessed with plenty of small, leisurely waves that make up the beachfront. These breaks range from Pops to Queens to Canoes and all will vary depending on conditions. Best bet is to head to the beach and evaluate conditions and see what fits your ability. If you’re still unsure, ask any outfitter or someone who looks like they have some surfing knowledge.
How to Surf the waves
Just pop up! If you need lessons ask at your board rental provider and they will make sure you are covered.
Grab a beer or some food and relish in your accomplishments of the day. Some solid places to grab a beer or a bite include:
- Musubi Cafe IYASUME
- ABC Stores
- Paia Fish Market – $7 Taco and Beer combo is your best bet in Honolulu. Shoutout Steggs for the big kine advice.
Waikiki Surfing & Beyond
Waikiki surfing is suitable for any and all. The long, gentle breaks make perfect for beginners and just as much fun for advanced. One of the best parts of Waikiki surfing has to be the views. Diamond head in the distance complemented by a beachfront of endless palm trees and tourists.
Have you surfed Waikiki before? What was your experience like? Need a bigger break or heading to the North Shore? Read 5 North Shore Stops You Wan’t To Make to discover the beauty of the north shore.
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you guys!