When planning a surfing trip to Hawaii, the dollar signs can start adding up really fast. That’s why it’s so important to try and find the best deals possible when planning your trip. There are always ways to save money on flights, lodging, transportation, food, and surf lessons; I am going to show you how to plan an affordable surfing trip to Hawaii.
Saving on Your Flight – We all know there’s no avoiding spending a pretty penny when flying to Hawaii, but there are a couple of airlines where you can save a little bit of cash. First, you’ll always save money on your flight on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. On average, Alaskan Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines charge about $450 each way to Hawaii. Depending on when you’re taking your trip, you can also find very good rates with Cheap O’ Air for about $750 round trip.
Affordable Lodging – A great place to stay in Waikiki, which is the perfect place for a surfing trip, is Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki. It is two blocks from Waikiki Beach where you can get awesome surf lessons and enjoy the beautiful blue water and warm sun. This hotel averages for about $79 per night and in addition to surfing, you’ll find the Royal Hawaiian Center, Honolulu Zoo, U.S. Army Museum, Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, shops and artisan stands, and the Diamond Head Crater all within two miles.
Transportation – There are a lot of ways for tourists to get around Hawaii while on vacation. The first option is to rent a car which can be a bit pricy so I’ve put together a couple of other options that will get you around and also help you see a lot more of Hawaii while on your trip. TheBus, a form of public transportation in Hawaii, is just $35 for a 4-day pass.
Another option would be the Waikiki Trolley for only $59 for adults and $41 for kids ages 3-11 you can ride the blue, red, green, and pink lines for seven days. The Blue line takes you on a tour of Oahu’s gorgeous coastline sceneries where if you’re lucky you may see whales and dolphins. The green line takes you on a tour of the famous attractions of Hawaii. The red line shows the cultural, architectural, and artistic past of Honolulu. Lastly, the pink line takes you on the shopping experience of your life!
Eating Out – There are a lot of great places to eat delicious food in Hawaii. These restaurants have yummy food and are affordable. Tourists and locals alike rave about Marukame Udon, Iyasume Musubi, Pai’s Deli, Me’s BBQ, Agostino’s Pizza, and Wailana Coffee House.
Surfing Lessons – You want to find surf lessons for a great price but you also want to have great lessons. At Waikiki Beach Services, you can get group surfing lessons (2 people or more) for only $60 per session and each session is one hour. For those of you who are already experienced surfers, board rentals are also available.