Hawaii is a land that has every outdoor activity under the sun. It caters to all varieties of recreational activities, surfing being one among them. Here are two hot spots in Hawaii that are very popular among surfing lovers worldwide.
Located on the northern shores of Kauai, Hanalei is the abode of untouched pristine beauty. This is the best place to ride on waves. The town makes its living through the diving community which attracts tourists from all over. They are well equipped to guide and train every variety of tourists – from children to aspiring professionals. If you are an enthusiastic novice, you could try the friendly waves of Hanalei Pier, while the reef breaks allow only experts and professional surfers.
The best time to visit Hanalei is between October and March. Rent-a-local Kauai provides instructors who help beginners and advanced surfers to tide over the waves of this surfer’s paradise. When the waves are flat, you can enjoy the local food at Hanalei Taro Company that serves the best Hawaiian delicacies on taro leaf. You could also pay a quick visit to Kilauea fish market for a taste of the local food. You can take a hike to the Napali Coast State Park and enjoy the view from there.
While Hanalei is ideal for couples who seek solitude, Paia is a surfing hotspot to visit with family and friends. Paia is a vibrant town located on the northern shore of Maui. It is well known for the production of sugarcane, and also for the tourists who come to explore its excellent waves and winds. The waves here are not very rough and hence ideal for group surfers who just like the idea of enjoying a date with the sea. Among the different spots, we recommend the Paia Bay to beginners and Hookipa for the experts.
The best time to visit Paia is November until March. Zack Howard Surf arranges private instructors to beginners and amateurs. Group lessons are also undertaken. Set out early in the morning to experience the best waves of the sea. When you are done surfing, head to the Paia Fish Market for the local Hawaiian fare and the best burgers in town. Check out the Paia Inn for accommodation and Iao Valley State Park for exploring the natural beauty around the place.
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