For many, a trip to Hawaii is synonymous with surfing, as it should be. Hawaii is known by many as the birthplace of surfing, and some of the best surfers the world has ever seen came from the islands in the middle of the Pacific. The Big Island’s rugged terrain, where the natural landscape is molded by the rawness and beauty of lava rock makes for a different style of surf than many are used to. However, pristine beaches and crashing surf are plentiful, you just need to know where to look. Be careful, riptides and currents are especially strong so always surf with a buddy, and as always, respect the beach, the water, and the locals when paddling out.
For beginners, it is best to get a surf lesson before embarking on a surf session. Kona Town Surf, Kahaluu Surf & Sea, Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors, and FBI Surf School all offer great lessons where you will be up on your feet in no time!