One can’t visit the beautiful islands of Hawaii without surfing the waves the state is famous for. The waters offer excellent surfing opportunities for everyone; from the newbie to the most seasoned of veterans. The key to a great vacation is finding amenities that will fit any budget.
With a little ingenuity, it’s possible to enjoy the perfect surfing vacation on the tropical and exotic islands of Hawaii. Let’s take a look:
Home to the infamous Kilauea Volcano, the big island of Hawaii is a prime surfing destination. Cities such as Hilo and Kona offer more than sight-seeing and souvenir-buying, they also feature an amazing array of restaurants.
The abundance of state parks that ensure prime surfing inside and outside the major cities is immense. Car rental is available and lodging outside of staying at motel or hotel chain offer a taste of Hawaii is that many don’t see. Remember, surf lessons and board rental should be included in the budget.
The third largest island in the state of Hawaii is Maui. With a differing climate in many areas of the island, Maui is extremely diverse yet also offers perfect surfing conditions. The best spot for riding waves, according to locals, is Ho’okipa Beach. Windsurfing is also popular on this island as not all waves are large and loud, depending on weather conditions.
Lodging in Maui ranges from pricey hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. Renting a vehicle is easy in many locations, especially at Kahului Airport. Yes, surf lessons and board rental are available; reserve ahead to ensure you are not disappointed. Don’t forget to indulge in the fine dining Maui seems to offer up fantastically.
Oahu is home to the state capital of Hawaii; Honolulu. With the influx of tourists, this island will always be busier than the others. O’ahu is the main surfing spot for big waves, featuring beaches such as Waikiki. There are numerous rental boards and surf lessons on O’ahu for the old and young alike. As on the other islands, the restaurant choices are second to none. Renting a condo or villa with a kitchen means you save money by shopping at a local grocery for meals.
Hawaii is more than a vacation; it’s an adventure. With a bit of research and learning the locale of the island you want to surf, your dream local is just a plane-ride away. Don’t forget the sunscreen.