Hawaii surely the surfing capital of the world and there are more than one spots that are international surf competition spots.
But this is not to say that beginners and those in the intermediate level cannot learn or enjoy surfing in Hawaii. There are several beaches that have the perfect waves for those that are still in their learning stages.
We give you a round-up on the different Hawaiian Islands and the beach stretches that are ideal for intermediate surfers in Hawaii.
Surfing lessons can be expensive in these spots if they are taken singularly. But several hotels and resorts in Hawaii offer surfing holiday packages that include surfing lessons for the guest.
These places also have trained and experienced trainers that guide the learners to the next stages effortlessly. Moreover, they know how to choose the exact spots near the accommodations for the different levels of surfing for an enjoyable and rich holiday experience.
Let’s go island by island to check out on the spots that are best suited for intermediate surfers:
The island is known for its Sunset Beach, Rocky Point and the Pipeline. The North Shore is surely not for learners with huge waves that professionals love to ride. Head for South Shore Oahu and you will love to learn the sport here.
The waves here are subtle being gentle and consistent. Kawela Bay is known is famous for the small and gentle waves.
Though Turtle Beach tends to get a bit too windy at times, yet the medium waves are just perfect to test the newly learnt skills of the sport.
Moreover, the resorts here are usually full of guests in groups and you will not have the inhibition of having to learn in front of professionals and champions!
When it comes to Oahu, Waikiki is the unmissable spot for starters and intermediate surfers. The waves here are easy to paddle and move with.
It is easy to find lessons either as part of package or from freehold trainers. Other best places for surfing in Oahu are Canoes, Public and Point Panic. The advantage of surfing on less crowded breaks is that you get to develop better surfing etiquette.
The western part of the island has plenty of surfing schools especially in Lahaina. It is a great place for children to learn the sport.
They can learn how to paddle, avoid the reef and wait for the waves. Kihei Beach is another spot on the island that has small and smooth breaks for a learner to ride. Launiupoko State Beach, Wailea Beach and Grandma’s Beach are other spots.
Kiahuna Beach that is close to the southeaster part of the island is a beginners’ learning spot. Rookie students – both beginners and intermediate are taken to both build and improve skills and increase confidence.
Waiohai Beach on the northern part of the island and Lemon Drops on the south shoreline are two other hot spots for learning surfing.
Kahalu’u Beach Park or Turtle Beach as it is known because of the green sea turtles that are sighted here frequently is on the southern fringe of the Kailua Village.
The small and moderate waves are just right for new learners to perfect the sport.