Hawaii s the birthplace of surfing. This “Ancient Sport of Kings” brings thousands of expert and novice surfers from around the world to the shores of Hawaii.
Beginners can rent a board and get a lesson year round at trendy and popular Waikiki Beach. During the winter months the surf in Hawaii is high on the northern shores and in the summer the waves are bigger in the south. The island shores of Oahu, Maui and Kauai each offer different flavors of this authentic Hawaiian sport.
Oahu offers surfers a chance to catch some waves at all four shores of the island. In the south there is World famous Waikiki Beach were serious surfers and tourists alike can be seen riding the waves almost year round. Surfers can also catch some great mountain views at Sandy Beach and at Makapu Point on the Southeastern tip of the island.
On the East side, Kalama Beach and Kailua Beach at Flat Island can offer some decent surf at the right time of year. But the east side of Oahu is the windward side of the island and here at Kailua Beach and Waimanalo Beach windsurfing and kite surfing rule.
The West side represents with Makaha Beach, home to international surfing events. But when winter rolls around the place to be is the North Shore of Oahu at Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach and the Bonsai Pipline where the waves are often so high that High Surf Advisory warnings are issued and only the most experienced surfers dare enter the water.