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    My friend Steve shoots the curl at...
    by JulieJueletha
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    Get the Surfing Bug!

    by JulieJueletha Updated Dec 1, 2013

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    Learn the basics, be safe, then go for it!

    If you get the bug and want to try it yourself there are loads of places that rent boards and give lessons, just look for the signs in the beach areas. Take the lessons! As in any active sport, you need to know the basics, how to get out of a difficult situation and what to expect. The worst thing to do is panic and having basic knowledge from these lessons helps a lot.

    Equipment: Your trainer will advise you on what type of board to use for your height and ability. You will likely start out on a longer, wider board and advance as your skill increases. Pre-book your basic surf lesson not to be disappointed by a full group. Learn surf techniques, safety rules and surf break etiquette. Many instructors are certified lifeguards as well as surf instructors.

    Prices for 1-2 hours of basic instruction runs from about $100 to be part of a group of 4-6 people and close to double that for a private lesson. Paddle board lessons are usually about $50 each for a small group instruction..

    Hawaiian Surf Adventures
    7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Suite D-100B
    Honolulu, HI 96825
    phone: (808) 396-2324
    www.hawaiiansurfadventures.com/‎

    North Shore Surf Lessons‎
    www.viator.com/oahu-surfing‎
    5-Star Rated Surf Lesson on Oahu!
    Small Group or Private. Book online

    North Shore Surf Girls Surf School
    Address: 66-008 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
    Phone:(808) 637-2977
    Hours: 7 days a week open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Sunset Suzys Surf School - sunsetsuzy.com‎
    www.sunsetsuzy.com/‎
    Phone: (808) 780 6963
    Email Suzy @ sunsetsuzysurfschool@gmail.com
    Kids Camps, mens camps, womens camps

    Uncle Bryan’s Sunset Suratt Surf Academy
    North Shore Oahu Surf Lessons
    Learn to surf or stand up paddle (SUP)
    (808) 783-8657
    sunsetsuratt@gmail.com
    surfnorthshore.com/

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    Watch The Best Surfing

    by JulieJueletha Written Dec 1, 2013

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    My friend Steve shoots the curl at pipeline

    You can watch surfers on every island. During the winter, the islands’ north shores generate big swells, while in the summer, the south shores enjoy a bump in size. Oahu’s North Shore is a legendary surf spot featuring viewer friendly beaches at Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline.

    Many surfing competitions are held in these areas, including the World Cup Triple Crown during the months of November and December with the top professional surfers competing. This is a great place to start; on the beach watching!

    Equipment: Beaches fill up in the afternoon, so keep this in mind and don't wait till it is too late to get a spot to spread out your mats on a good place in the sand to be able to see.

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    Surfing

    by cjg1 Updated Jun 4, 2010

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    Surfing is "BIG" in Hawaii and who can blame them with the awesome surf conditions. Thanks to the legendary Duke Kahanamoku the sport of surfing became so popular. Surfing schools are popping up all over the place especially in Honolulu and Waikiki where tourists are eager to spend some cash to learn how to surf or maybe just manage to stand up on the board for 10 seconds.

    The true surfers can be seen sleeping on their boards and waiting for that perfect wave out in the water. Whether it's the big waves of the North Shore of the tourist laden Waikiki Beach; you can see surfers everywhere.

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    Surfing lessons

    by Nathalie_B Written Nov 2, 2007

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    Sure you can go and surf. Nobody will ask if you’ve done it before. And don’t feel embarrassed, because most of the people in the water are NOT standing on the surf boards!
    I didn’t try it myself, knowing from others that the experience can be painful. So I figured this sport is not for spoiled people like me. But, I definitely enjoyed watching others try to befriend the huge surf board. Actually it can be funny watching people laying on the boards turning them into tanning bench.
    So, go and try the Hawaiian sport, you won’t look ridiculous, or should I say you won’t be the only ridiculous one

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    Take a Surfing Lesson

    by AKtravelers Written Jul 7, 2007

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    Me and my Danbury cousins on Waikiki

    If you've always had the desire to surf but never tried it, there is perhaps no better place to take a surfing lesson than Hawaii. Oahu has a number of places that will teach you, from the North Shore to Kailua Bay to Waikiki. Waikiki has a number of vendors dotting the beach and this competition results in what seem like the lowest prices for lesons on the island. Of course, Waikiki is also crowded with beginning surfers, which is why the other locations may be worth the extra money. Unfortunately for us, the waves were flat the day we reserved our lessons at Kailua Bay, so we ended up heading to Waikiki anyway. The lesson was fine and I actually had a few rides during which I was confident enough to enjoy the setting -- Diamondhead to the right, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to the left and Kuhio Beach straight ahead -- what was not to like? The vendor we used was right on the beach by Duke's, called Waikiki Beach Services, but since the teachers are likely to be itinerant, I can't say that Billy will be there when you go for your lesson. If you want more info, I hope to post a travelogue on it soon.

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    Watch a Pro Surfing Event

    by AKtravelers Written Nov 26, 2005

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    Chelsea Georgeson celebrates her victory

    If you're lucky enough to be on Oahu during a professional syrfing competition, go see it. This requires a bit of spontaneity, as you never know when the even twill be taking place. Most events are given windows (for example 12 November - 15 December) and then are run when and where the surfing conditions are right. The window above was for the Roxy Pro Women's championship, and it happened on Friday Novemner 18 in Haliewa. I was lucky enough to get off work a few hours early that day so I could catch the final heat of the day-long event. Four surfers made it to the finals -- three from Australia and one from Hawaii. The surfer I had hoped to see (La Gringa from Peru) didn't survive her heat. Chelsea Georgeson ended up winning the event, scoring a perfect 10 on one ride.
    It costs nothing to watch the event -- just show up and sit on the beach. Most people are wearing beach attire.

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    Catch a wave

    by Travel2write Written Aug 1, 2005

    Learn to surf from our trained and certified Hawaii lifeguards.

    Equipment: ALL PRICES ARE
    ONE HOUR SURF LESSON $70.00- $95.00
    RECOMMENDED TWO HOUR SURF LESSON $115.00 - $165.00
    CALL FOR PRICES on SPECIAL EVENTS and for LARGE GROUPS!

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    Surfing at Sunset Beach

    by keida84 Written Jul 31, 2005

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    A placid Sunset Beach

    My photo depicts a placid Sunset Beach, however talking to the surfers they give sage advice:

    "When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4" - 8'6" range are the norm. Watch out for the infamous cleanup rogue west peaks that loom out of the channel."

    "Respect the locals. don't surf here unless you can duckdive and not bail your board. surf off the peak until you are confident"

    Equipment: Beach Cams:
    http://www.ch1hawaii.com/n/sunsetbeachcam.asp

    http://surfline.com

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    NORTH SHORE --- SURFING

    by LoriPori Written Mar 17, 2005

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    Surfer on the North Shore

    One of the neatest stops on the Circle Island Tour was NORTH SHORE. There were lots of surfers and huge waves. Sunset, Ehukai, Waimea Bay and Haleiwa Beach which make up the North Shore, are several of the most well known surfing spots in the world.
    Winter surf can be quite large. so use caution and consult with the lifeguard on duty before entering the water.

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    U CAN SURF IN THESE THINGS, BUT DO U DARE

    by bryINpoland Written Jan 29, 2005

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    we are almost there

    i had a friend visiting me so i decided one of the best way to show her the island was from off shore. we rented kayaks through kailua sailboards and kayaks inc.

    the company was great and had reasonable prices. they were friendly and it is located right near the beach. they provied all the proper equipment, including a boring safety video that everyone has to watch. they have to cover their butts like all of us these days.

    all in alli highly recommend this company. a great time!

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