May 21, 2017

Big Island Surfing

The Big Island offers surfing for all levels. If you have never experienced the thrill of riding a wave, why not sign up for a surfing class at a local surf school? These surf schools are also perfect if you haven’t stood on a wave for some years, and would like some additional instructions to make your style even better! Most surf schools and beginner surf spots can be found on the Kona side of the Island.

If you already feel confident about your surfing-skills, rent yourself a board and find a good surf spot. This is an important part of your surfing-adventure, because the quality of the waves, and thus your own surfing, depends on the wind- and swell direction. Both of these may remain the same for a week, or may change within hours! You may want to get the surf report from the local newspaper or online.

Surfing Safety Tips:

Respect the Ocean! Surfing is a sport that claims casualties, so be sure to only put yourself in situations where you are still in control.
Be aware of the currents. Never go surfing alone.
Use plenty of sunscreen. The sunlight reflected of the water and the constant cooling effect of the ocean make it easy to forget you are burning.
Mind the underwater sea life. Sea urchins and coral often hide under the water surface.
Respect the locals! The most important rule when surfing is to not get in any one’s way. This means that if someone is already on a wave, its their wave. The person closest to the peak of the wave has the “right” to surf that wave. Having said that, 99% of the locals are very friendly in the water if you surf with respect and stick to spots that you can handle.
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