Surfing was born in Hawaii and there is
no better place to partake in this awesome sport!
Waves arrive at the Hawaiian Islands huge
and powerful... there is nothing impeding these waves on
their way to the islands, such as a continental shelf. The
surf in Hawaii is world-renowned.
Best Places To Surf...
The one place in Hawaii where
you hear everybody talk about as the place to surf
is the North Shore, Oahu.
This is where the big boys of surfing come out to play during
the Winter season, as this is the season the biggest waves
are coming in... learn more about the different Hawaii
Basically, if you are just
learning to surf, the waves at just about any beach on any
of the Hawaii islands are good enough to learn on. In the
winter months, you'll find the bigger waves on the North,
West, and North-West shores of the islands. In the summer
months, you'll find the bigger waves on the South shores
of the islands, but not nearly as big as the swells on the
North side in the winter.
I would recommend a sandy beach
to avoid crashing into coral when you wipe out... and yes,
getting slammed into coral by ocean waves is not fun!
Hawaii Surfing Reports...
The best website that we've found on surfing
reports in Hawaii is the Surf
News Network. It is a very comprehensive and gives you
the most current information. Obviously, if you are planning
a Hawaii vacation in the distant future, the current surfing
reports won't do you a whole lot of good, but it is a great
But, if you are actually in Hawaii, you
might want to check the Hawaii surfing reports out before
you go to a particular surf-spot.
A Little Hawaii Surfing
Surfing is known as the "sport of kings,"
as it began as the ancient sport of he'e nalu (wave-sliding)
which was perfected by the kings of Hawaii.