Beaches, Hawaii

Hawaii’s 5 Best Surfing Beaches

A lot of tourists visit the Hawaii islands with the sole intention of catching some fantastic waves. There are dozens of great surfing beaches but the following five are the cream of the crop.

Haleiwa
Located on the island of Oahu, Haleiwa is famous for hosting the Van’s Triple Crown Series, one of the prestigious surfing competitions in existence. Haleiwa is also home to the Surf-n-Sea International Open, the longest running amateur competition for surfers. This area has some epic waves, and is best for advanced surfers.

Ehukai Beach Park
In the spring and summer months, surfing at Ehukai Beach Park is ideal for the intermediate surfer who wants a bit of a challenge. Ehukai was featured in the film “Surf Safari,” during which the narrator shouted “Banzai!” as a surfer attempted the pipeline. Today, the pipeline is usually referred to as the “Banzai Pipeline.”

White Plains Beach
In years past, White Plains was a part of the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station. Today, it is a beginner-friendly surfing beach featuring gentle waves and surf lessons taught by the Hawaiian Fire Surf School. This hidden gem is refreshingly quiet compared to other surfing beaches.

Waikiki
One of the oldest surfing beaches in Hawaii, Waikiki still attracts a multitude of visitors every year. There are plenty of gentle waves for the beginner and some stronger ones for those looking for a challenge. The beach is also a great place to relax and soak up the sun on your Waikiki Beach holidays.

Hookipa
In addition to having some surprisingly consistent waves, Hookipa is also a wonderful windsurfing location. With its strong waves and huge swells, the beach is best left to advanced surfers. There a four main surf breaks at Hookipa: Middles, Girlie Bowl, Pavilions and H’Poko.

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