A Trip to Hawaii Wouldn’t be Complete Without a Surfing Lesson!
If you haven’t been to Hawaii before, the first time you come to the islands it won’t be long before you realise that only Hawaii could be home to surfing, thanks to one of the islands sporting legends, Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku, or Duke as he was more commonly known (we wonder why!). Now the good news is that if you are vacationing on Oahu, there are two fabulous venues for a surfing lesson offered by the Ohana Surf Project.
Surfing at Waikiki or on the North Shore
Surfing at Waikiki is as synonymous as skiing at Aspen or white water rafting down the Grand Canyon and is one of the more common entries found on many a person’s bucket list. And once you walk down to the beach at Waikiki you will soon see why it is so perfect for surfing. If you are a fan of posting on your social media accounts, we recommend you bring your GoPro or other waterproof camera with you as the action videos you will be able to record will make all your friends jealous! It doesn’t matter what your age is (providing you are 13 or older, unless you opt for the family package, and can swim!) or your skill level, the uber-friendly instructors will help to give you a very memorable time.
Alternatively, if you want to explore a little more of the island, then booking a surfing lesson on the North Shore could be a part of your ‘voyage of discovery.’ Just remember to take your own swimsuit or board shorts, towel, sunscreen, and change of clothes.
One thing’s for sure, and that is why Hawai’i is so popular with surfers. Rarely do you encounter what is known as a ‘dryspell’ which in other maritime circles would be referred to as a flat calm without any waves.
Surfing lessons for beginners through to seasoned ‘Q-tips’
One thing’s for sure, no matter what stage you are at in your ‘surfing career’ you are going to have fun and be a better surfer at the end of your lesson. After a couple of lessons you should be able to get rid of the ‘kook’ or ‘Barney’ label and be seen as more of a grom or grommet. If you’ve already mastered the waves and are just looking to refine your skills, you should then be more able to avoid the dreaded nosedive or being forced to ‘eat it.’
One final thing to mention is that if you ask nicely, your teacher will be able to explain to you all the strange terms that have been used in this article as surfers do tend to have a language all of their own! Oh, and a word to the wise, there are four words that are now very out of fashion and should never pass your lips if you want to retain any sense of credibility and they are: cowabunga, radical, far-out and shoobie!
Here at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available and to provide access to the best transport options on the beautiful Hawai’ian Islands. To find out more about the ny of the Waikiki Trolley Lines, the Diamond Head tour, to book your passes or to learn more about any of our other recommended tours, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.