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Hawaiian Surfing in Oahu

Hawaiian Surfing on Oahu

Hawaiian Surfing is just a way of life on Oahu.  With well over 100 named Oahu surf spots surrounding the island, there's lots to explore! Oahu waters offers something for all levels...from surfing Waikiki beach to surfing Pipeline -yes, the world famous Banzai Pipeline!

Everyone from the keikis to pro surfers, are either out playing around in the surf, or out watching Hawaiian surfers riding waves from some of the best of Oahu's surfing-spectator spots.

Whether you are looking for a good Hawaiian surf school, or in search of a good Oahu surf spot, or would like to join the spectators from the safe Oahu shores, we look forward to guiding you in the right direction.

Great Hawaiian Surfing for Spectators

North Shore Surfing

With endless Oahu surf spots named all along the the island's coastline, it’s hard not to find a shoreline without any surf action happening out in the waves.  

But since a majority of the surf spots are located a half-mile out to sea, the Hawaiian surfers tend to look like tiny action figures without a pair of binoculars.

Banzai Pipeline Surf

So take advantage of the Best of Oahu viewing spots, including watching the big wave surfers at the North Shore's world famous Banzai PipelineWaimea Bay, and Sunset Beach.

Learn how to surf on Oahu

Waikiki Surf

Thinking about signing up for a Hawaiian surfing school and experiencing surfing waves surrounding Waikiki Beach?  

Some will say that life is not complete until you have stood up on a surfboard, and felt the free rolling motion below your feet, as you ride some rolling waves back to shore.

Surfing Waikiki

Waikiki Surf Lessons

Learning how to surf in Waikiki is like learning how to ride a bike.  With a little guidance and persistence you will be standing up surfing in no time.  Lessons start from shore, reviewing some of the mechanics and safety.  Now the fun begins as you paddle out on a longboard with you guide beside you in search of waves and riding them back to shore.  It’s an amazing feeling hard to put into words!

Book a 2 hour private lesson or group lesson

Being a surfer, I would have to agree with this notion.  I would even go as far as to say that there is definitely a gratifying spiritual experience with the wave and ocean, as you get better at surfing and become a little more connected with the whole experience.

Waikiki Surf Boards

No matter how old you are, or what your ability is, you can achieve standing up on a long board surfing the rolling waves of Oahu's gentler surfing beaches…

Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Outrigger Canoe Surfing

Outrigger Canoe Surfing

If surfing isn't your thing, but gliding across the water still sounds like fun, take up paddle boarding.  It's easy to get started and a lot of fun!

For stand up paddle boarding lessons book a 2 hr Private Lesson or a 2 hr Group Lesson.

Also consider signing up for a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe ride. You simply paddle out to the breaks with friends, and surf waves back to shore.  It's a ride of a life time!

Intermediate Hawaii Surfing

Ala Moana Surfing

Are you an experienced surfer looking for some of the best surfing in Oahu?  You will be in for a treat my friend.  Before you venture out to the popular spots, don’t forget to check your Oahu surf report for surf size and conditions. 

Hawaiian surfing is world renown, especially on Oahu, with some great spots worth checking out around the island.  Whether going north, south, east or west, each coastline is vastly different as the Oahu surf spots are themselves.

Ala Moana Surfing

South shore popular spots with consistent waves includes Waikiki beachAla Moana bowls, and Diamond Head -where the surf crank up in the summer time!

Ala Moana Bowls

Not big enough?  Maybe the Western shoreline will turn it up a notch for ya!  Check out a favorite local Oahu surfing spot known as Makaha Beach Park.  Still not big enough?

If it’s wintertime and the island gods have aligned the swells, (and you're are one brave soul), you might want to head out to Oahu's North Shore.

Aside from the well known big wave Oahu surf spots  like Waiamea BaySunset  Beach, and the Banzai  Pipeline,  there are many other great surf spots waiting to be discovered.

Hawaiian Surfing Waimea Bay

Take time to familiarize yourself with local surfing areas on the Oahu surf map below, as well as the popular surfing spots in Oahu, and make the most of your surfing adventure!

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Oahu Go Card

Oahu Surf Map

View Oahu Surf Breaks in a larger map

The above maps out some of the best Oahu surf spots.  With so many to choose from, and no matter what level of surfing experience you have, there is a perfect surf spot for you to enjoy some of the best surfing on the island!

Click here for the Oahu Surf Report

Farewell to  Andy Irons, a world surfing champion, who died suddenly on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  See story, photos, and video tribute here.

Aloha & Enjoy!!

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