Surfing in Hawaii

Surfing in Hawaii is a great family vacation idea!

If Hanging Ten on your surf board is your idea of a great vacation then Hawaii is the place for you to live your dreams.

The islands are well known for providing surfing enthusiasts with never ending excitement.

Check out some of the best places to test your skills.

Even if you have never tried this sport in the past, Hawaii is a perfect place to experience surfing for the first time. surfing in Hawaii

So what are you waiting for? Kowabunga, Dude, Surf's up!

For the more accomplished surfers the North Shore of O'ahu is a magnet that is impossible to resist. The powerful waters of the North Shore are responsible for creating this adrenaline junkie's paradise.

You can pit your wave riding skills against some of the most intense surfing conditions that are found anywhere in these islands or just watch the fearless exploits of others.

The beaches along the North Shore are where you will find many of the best surfers in the world and it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

If you add this destination to your list you should prepare to have your "Game On" as soon as your feet hit the shore.

surfing in hawaii If you are planning a family vacation here, the months of November through February are when the surfing in Hawaii frenzy at the North Shore hits its peak.

This is the best time for you to look for that one perfect wave. Extreme surfers are eager to hit these beaches where the height of the waves can exceed 30 feet. Want to ride the Pipeline?

Looking for that one big wave? Surfing in Hawaii, might just be the opportunity that you have been dreaming about.

During the winter months the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational is hosted each winter at Waimea Bay and the Billabong Pipleline Masters takes place at Ehukai Beach.

The O'Neill World Cup Surfing Championship is another North Shore event that can be watched from the shores of Sunset Beach.

The summer season may not have the extreme surf conditions that occur in the winter but the waves are still strong enough to satisfy less accomplished surfers.

There are dozens of places in Hawaii where you can learn to surf safely. A family friendly surf vacation can be enjoyed by every member of your family when you visit Maui.

Some resorts offer their guests free beginner classes, but you will find plenty of professionals who can provide you with customized, private instruction for individuals or families.

Most instructors will begin a class by having you practice your moves on land. You will have a board and learn how to balance and position your body.

After you have conquered the basics you will be supervised as you put your new skills to the test in the ocean with the real waves.

Many group classes offer instruction for ages 8 to adult, but there are some surf classes that younger children can participate in as well.

This will definitely be one of your most memorable family beach vacations!

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