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Hawaii in August ???

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Created by slugga 4 months ago, 18 Feb 2018
slugga
VIC, 153 posts
18 Feb 2018 7:55PM
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So got a trip booked to Hawaii in August with the wife and kids.. looking at staying somewhere good for the kids and hopefully get a wave.. been looking at Waikiki but not sure if I'm keen on the circus involved there.. the other option if turtle bay ?????? has any one been there or what did you find worked we are there for 7 nights mid August. if I'm staying at turtle bay I'm taking a board if staying in Waikiki I will prob hire.. boys are 7 and 5 and both surf so need to be near easy waves too.

burleigh4220
QLD, 40 posts
18 Feb 2018 9:12PM
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depends what time your flight lands regarding Waikiki,you can been waiting upwards of six hrs to get your room and you will be tired after the long flights book the night before ,well worth it .Turtle bay can be quiet affordable if you do your homework on the owner villas ,half the cost of the resort area and a nice walk to where you surf ,if its tiny the kids will enjoy if big the other side is protected and maybe a reform ,the coastal areas of both side of Turtle bay are amazing.the further down the east side is super nice

surfinJ
381 posts
19 Feb 2018 3:21AM
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August is summer and that means south swells. The north shore could very well be flat at that time. And as far as kid friendly breaks in the area, so so.

Waikiki might look like a circus but is actually a huge playing field with numerous breaks and lots of soft rollers.
And it seems as if Robert from Blueplanet is the primo deal on delivered rentals.

Supmaori
596 posts
19 Feb 2018 4:31AM
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Mate we went at the end of July last year. Stayed at Waikiki for 10 days ..surfed everyday at mots of the breaks there..went to north shore spots all the way up to Turtle bay..north shore was flat tho..but still paddled. Have posted vid and notes about trip on a thread in here..migt help you decide where to base yourself and surf. We didnt have kids with us tho

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fm1
WA, 44 posts
19 Feb 2018 4:56AM
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Yeah second that on Waikiki waves, it's a big playing field and you can find some space - it is a city so bear that in mind, very different to staying on the north shore which is away from city life - but August as someone has said is south swells so Waikii, Diamond Head etc will be breaking more than the North Shore generally though North swells that time of year are not impossible. Thing to watch out with waikiki hotels is car park charges / day - need to factor that in to costs. Hope you have a good trip.

Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
19 Feb 2018 11:12AM
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Blue Planet are the go for hiring.
You can also rent a storage locker from Nalu Storage .
If you could get to Maui for a week I would highly recommend it - Waikiki is a bit like Gold Coast on steroids .

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
19 Feb 2018 11:27AM
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Ok so looked up the condo rental at turtle bay and we can get a 2 bedroom condo with pool short walk to the beach at turtle bay and resort in the golf course area for half the price of the hotels. A room for a week with kids and resort fees and taxes is close to 4 grand then food. 40 bucks for breakfast each person each day.. guessed get spoilt with the cheapness if Indo...
might try spend 2 nights in Waikiki and the rest out at turtle bay

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
19 Feb 2018 11:27AM
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Ok so looked up the condo rental at turtle bay and we can get a 2 bedroom condo with pool short walk to the beach at turtle bay and resort in the golf course area for half the price of the hotels. A room for a week with kids and resort fees and taxes is close to 4 grand then food. 40 bucks for breakfast each person each day.. guessed get spoilt with the cheapness if Indo...
might try spend 2 nights in Waikiki and the rest out at turtle bay

Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
19 Feb 2018 12:04PM
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North Shore is definitely more the real "Hawaii" in terms of Oahu. Two nights in Waikiki is ok. It's quite tacky but that's what you expect . Forget the shopping bs. Hawaii is about natural beauty not shopping .
Hire a board for two days in Waikiki .
I'm a dud SUSer but had a great time on the break at Canoes and Mini Queens. You seem intermediate to advanced to you could try Canoes, Populars and a myriad of other breaks . Just need to be weary of reef cuts so take some antibiotics and other incase if cuts. I had a nasty little reef cut of my toe that 6 months down the track has yet to fully recover

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
20 Feb 2018 7:18PM
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Ok found a few cool houses to rent on the beach at Kawela Bay near turtle bay will save us over half the costs of the resorts and able to prepare our own food and will be right on the beach. Will just rent a board from blue planet. Cheers for the advise ????

Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
20 Feb 2018 8:08PM
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Well done Slugga. You will see and experience the real Oahu.

blueplanetsurf
130 posts
22 Feb 2018 8:03AM
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Looks like you got good advice here. We include roof soft rack pads and straps as well as paddle and leash with our SUP rentals, so no need to bring that stuff; some customers like bringing their favorite paddle.
The North Shore is beautiful but summer swells hit the South Side and there are lots of good SUP breaks in Waikiki.
Aloha!
you can check our list of available boards and reserve boards here:
blueplanetsurf.com/products/rental-reservation/

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
22 Feb 2018 7:40PM
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blueplanetsurf said..

Looks like you got good advice here. We include roof soft rack pads and straps as well as paddle and leash with our SUP rentals, so no need to bring that stuff; some customers like bringing their favorite paddle.
The North Shore is beautiful but summer swells hit the South Side and there are lots of good SUP breaks in Waikiki.
Aloha!
you can check our list of available boards and reserve boards here:
blueplanetsurf.com/products/rental-reservation/


Cheers blue planet .. we will be mobile so will go where the waves are we are booked in at turtle bay so hope for some swell up there. I looked st the board rental I see there is a 8'2 x 30.5 board but googled it but cold not find info . I ride a smik hipser 8,3 x 30 115liters if that other board is similar I will book it straight away

blueplanetsurf
130 posts
23 Feb 2018 7:54AM
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slugga said..






blueplanetsurf said..

Looks like you got good advice here. We include roof soft rack pads and straps as well as paddle and leash with our SUP rentals, so no need to bring that stuff; some customers like bringing their favorite paddle.
The North Shore is beautiful but summer swells hit the South Side and there are lots of good SUP breaks in Waikiki.
Aloha!
you can check our list of available boards and reserve boards here:
blueplanetsurf.com/products/rental-reservation/





Cheers blue planet .. we will be mobile so will go where the waves are we are booked in at turtle bay so hope for some swell up there. I looked st the board rental I see there is a 8'2 x 30.5 board but googled it but cold not find info . I ride a smik hipser 8,3 x 30 115liters if that other board is similar I will book it straight away




This one?: 8'2 x 30.5 Blue Planet Prototype Carbon Blue 2018

It's not on the website because it's a prototype, it's really fun and loose while still being stable and easy to paddle. It's a scaled down version of the 8'8 x 31 Allgood model (based on the same shaping file):
blueplanetsurf.com/products/88-x-31-all-good-2018/

Cheers!


Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
23 Feb 2018 7:03PM
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Worth a visit to the BP shop too Slugga if you time. Boards galore .
The only shopping worth doing in Waikiki IMHO

surfinJ
381 posts
23 Feb 2018 9:30PM
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Ok, you're sticking with the north shore. Though rare surf in the summer, always more of an "Hawaiian" feel than town.
So here's where you should go. Goat island. Always some swell from the trades and the doable paddle out on a regular surfboard will be a breeze on a sup. Just around the corner on the eastside from turtle bay.
The south side of it has the better waves.

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
24 Feb 2018 1:43PM
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surfinJ said..
Ok, you're sticking with the north shore. Though rare surf in the summer, always more of an "Hawaiian" feel than town.
So here's where you should go. Goat island. Always some swell from the trades and the doable paddle out on a regular surfboard will be a breeze on a sup. Just around the corner on the eastside from turtle bay.
The south side of it has the better waves.




Cheers surfinj will definitely have a look at it . We will still hit up Waikiki and around for a wave but keen to check out the island can't wait

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
24 Feb 2018 1:43PM
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surfinJ said..
Ok, you're sticking with the north shore. Though rare surf in the summer, always more of an "Hawaiian" feel than town.
So here's where you should go. Goat island. Always some swell from the trades and the doable paddle out on a regular surfboard will be a breeze on a sup. Just around the corner on the eastside from turtle bay.
The south side of it has the better waves.




Cheers surfinj will definitely have a look at it . We will still hit up Waikiki and around for a wave but keen to check out the island can't wait

dcenzed
25 posts
25 Feb 2018 12:19PM
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Blue planet and nalu rentals for sure, have done it for the past 5 years - ROb and his team are pretty good, can be annoying tying a board down before you go tho, go and visit them. They'll even deliver to your hotel or the nalu storage.
I have a 10 year old and have been to turtle bay and waikiki and a beach north that i can't remember the name of and waikiki is safer and the surf is pretty good especially out further (Pops?)
If you stay in waikiki, try and stay at the park end at somewhere like the waikiki banyan, they have car parking there as well, it's free if you go thru darmic or vrbo and only 2 blocks from the lagoons and beach and nalu storage.

jbshack
WA, 6720 posts
27 Feb 2018 12:12PM
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I say it on all Hawaiian threads, but make sure you go for a swim with OneOceanDiving out of Haleiwa harbour. YOu'll love love the experience..

Hope you have a blast..

deanrobi
VIC, 618 posts
19 Mar 2018 8:40PM
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Visiting Waikiki the first week of June and hoping to sup most days, can I expect waves at this time of the year? Looking to hire from Blue Planet, after reading this thread they look too be the go to guys over there

Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
19 Mar 2018 8:57PM
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100% go with blue planet .
Also if need board for more than a day and you can't store board at hotel/resort contact Maurie from
Nalu Storage and get a locker near the beach. Blue Planet are ok for boards to be stored there. From memory Maurie has about 12 lockers available for non long term storage

pumpjockey02
192 posts
19 Mar 2018 11:59PM
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Waikiki is not tacky if you are a kid however it is awesome. Went there with my parents when I was 10 years old in early August. The place rocks if you are that age. Everyone surfing, chilling out, feeling the vibe, checking out the ladies in my bikini inspector tshirt. The huge Hawaiian men with their large muscles and the climate.
Great times. Its also a good place to get over your flight.
We used to go to Perry Smorgasboard and just eat at the all day buffet. Sooo goood. Jump on the island bus down to pipeline, ehukai beach park (probably the only breaking wave you might see on the north shore at that time, its sand bottom too). The blowhole at pipe. Visiting sea world and catching bus to sunset beach. Turtle bay is also a great place to visit spent couple days up there.
Wendy restraunt at waikiki has really good burgers not like back here in OZ. Your kids are going to love it. The 7 year old is not going to want to come back the 5 year old probably wont either. Waikiki is a good place to experience the way the line up works over there and people are more chilled than on the north shore in the water. Its like hop on my wave man, no stress.

sup808
10 posts
20 Mar 2018 1:33AM
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I moved to O'ahu last summer. I am 51 years old, and never paddle boarded or spent much time in the ocean for that matter. 3 months ago I tried paddle surfing for the first time. Now its all I want to do. I can't wait for the summer to come and to surf these breaks in waikiki that I am learning in now while the waves are smaller. Its crazy to learn at this age, I love something I never knew about.

slugga
VIC, 153 posts
20 Mar 2018 7:28AM
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Cheers all we have rented a condo in turtle bay on the golf course and a car so will be mobile and will have a rental board so should get waves where ever we are in New York the week before so are keen to relax away from crowds for the week in Hawaii.. ????

juandesooka
134 posts
21 Mar 2018 2:46PM
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pumpjockey02 said..
Waikiki is not tacky if you are a kid however it is awesome. Went there with my parents when I was 10 years old in early August. The place rocks if you are that age. Everyone surfing, chilling out, feeling the vibe, checking out the ladies in my bikini inspector tshirt. The huge Hawaiian men with their large muscles and the climate.
Great times. Its also a good place to get over your flight.
We used to go to Perry Smorgasboard and just eat at the all day buffet. Sooo goood. Jump on the island bus down to pipeline, ehukai beach park (probably the only breaking wave you might see on the north shore at that time, its sand bottom too). The blowhole at pipe. Visiting sea world and catching bus to sunset beach. Turtle bay is also a great place to visit spent couple days up there.
Wendy restraunt at waikiki has really good burgers not like back here in OZ. Your kids are going to love it. The 7 year old is not going to want to come back the 5 year old probably wont either. Waikiki is a good place to experience the way the line up works over there and people are more chilled than on the north shore in the water. Its like hop on my wave man, no stress.


Perry's smorgy ...awesome memories.

Not much more to add, sounds like you've got it figured out. We surfed south side kauai, some fun waves there too.

Emeboy
NSW, 157 posts
22 Mar 2018 9:26AM
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Just booked 10 days in early October as well, mostly around Waikiki.... cheers for all the tips on here. Got a long wait but stoked already!!

Gboots
NSW, 504 posts
22 Mar 2018 12:06PM
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Great time to go . Spent 13 days (6 maui 7 waikiki) last year at that time .
Just get ready to adapt to the party wave and go with the flow

sup808
10 posts
25 Mar 2018 4:26AM
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sup surfed at paradise yesterday. Thats a fun waikiki sup friendly break. A little to far out for the average party wave surfer to get to.

JKimbler
312 posts
27 Mar 2018 10:39AM
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If at all possible, postpone your trip until late September and stay on the North Shore...you will be in heaven.

Emeboy
NSW, 157 posts
27 Mar 2018 3:02PM
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JKimbler said..
If at all possible, postpone your trip until late September and stay on the North Shore...you will be in heaven.


Is there SUP Hire up on the North Shore??
I think Blue Planet will be the go in Waikiki but don't really have the means to haul a board around the island.....



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