Surfing Hawaii Guide Book

by Rod Sumpter (Falcon Guides)
Surfing Hawaii  by Rod Sumpter

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 978-0762731312

Surfing Hawaii is your comprehensive guide to the Hawaiian Islands' best breaks-from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Let international surfing legend Rod Sumpter show you where to ride the waves from Honolua Bay on Maui and Banzai Pipeline on Oahu to Magic Sands on the Big Island and Nawiliwili Lihue on Kauai. Look inside for: Complete write-ups of 68 featured surf spots, plus key info on 241 more; Best tide height, swell direction, and wave size for each featured site; Surf spots for all skill levels, from beginner to expert; The lowdown on hazards and localism; At-a-glance information on break types and best boards; Advice on avoiding the crowds and finding the breaks.

© 2005 Rod Sumpter/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Surfing Hawaii" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.
... Preview: This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. The bowl is just that—an insid ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Honolulu, HI - Surfing
... Preview: This beach break with numerous wedge sandbars produces waves that rank high in a place where the sun shines on tubing surf and where the east wind keeps the island’s most consistent swell going year-r ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Anahola, HI - Surfing
... Preview: This right-hand peak concaves into a walling tube with only one way out—through the eye. Thick lips and heavy walls are common. This is a right-hand barrel with one of the best thick curling tubes in ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Waimea, HI - Surfing
... Preview: Sand quickly turns to rock ledges and reef behind Sunset Beach to the east where huge swell produces extremely fast rights from 6 to more than 15 feet. These express-train barrels are for advanced sur ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Haleiwa, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This exciting reef breaks mostly right, but the lefts are good, too. It’s a big peak fading to nothing at the edge of the reef. There are, in fact, several reefs close to each other that all break o ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Keauhou, HI - Surfing
... Preview: You haven’t fully surfed Hawaii until you’ve surfed the Banzai Pipeline. This is the jewel in the crown, the one spot that always looks magical, beckoning you to come and ride—so pretty, so taunting. ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Sunset Beach, HI - Surfing
... Preview: This right- and left-hand beach break works best in a southwest to southeast swell. Brennecke Beach has a reputation as a solid beach-break wave that peaks like spires off multiple sandbars, and is be ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Koloa, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This long left-hand reef break fires a surfer like a cannon—hence the name. It’s a dangerous reef, and strong rips make this an experts-only wave. One of the fastest and hairiest lefts on Kauai, t ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Princeville, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: The reef is named for the John Chun family, who had a house inshore of the break many years ago. Native Hawaiians who fished and surfed the reef, they must have been spoiled to the core. This is a ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Haleiwa, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: Everything a good beach break should be and more on the right day, D. T. Fleming Beach Park is always crowded with good longboarders, bodyboards zipping around, and radical shortboard surfing. It’s a ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Lahaina, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This left- and right-hand reef picks up most south swells and is often the best spot on the South Shore. Protected from trade winds by Diamond Head, it’s a great surfing venue. Classic 4-to 6-foot w ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Honolulu, HI - Surfing
... Preview: Out in front of the Embassy Hotel is a fast right in wintertime that’s often overhead on a northwest swell, and a left in summer when it’s small. This reef break off a strip of sand is the ideal spot ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Lahaina, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: The peak peels and shifts on different swell sizes and direction. This excellent right- and left-hand wave is a medium- to big-wave spot that lets you know who’s in charge. Known for its heavy and agg ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Sunset Beach, HI - Surfing
... Preview: This fickle left-hand break needs just the right northwest swell to work—but then its epic wedge-shaped barrel will amaze you. Take off inside the rock point, just inside the cliff rock. Best Boards: ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Lahaina, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This right-hand reef break is a beautiful spot to see pumping ace waves; when it does, it’s the best break on the island. The break has fun short peaks just past the shore edge reef and a well-lined-u ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Kaunakakai, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This left- and right-hand reef break is famous for the perfect right that walls and barrels, ending up as a shallow closeout that’s really scary. The takeoff is two reefs 200 and 350 yards out from th ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Haleiwa, HI - Surfing
... Preview: Hanalei Bay is Kauai’s most famous break, known for its long sweeping, pumping right-hand reef break with glassy waves sheltered by the surrounding mountains. The beauty here is beyond belief—one of H ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Hanalei, HI - Surfing
... Preview: Ho`okipa is the windsurfing mecca of the world. Host to World Cup sailing and surfing contests, this spot rips. Jagged lava rock, exposed reefs, a gnarly shorebreak, light offshore trade winds, and po ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Paia, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: This right-hand point break with an exceptional performance wall has been a world-famous break since 1961.Speed, a super bowl arena on the inside section, and a 600-yard ride make this a classic all-t ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Lahaina, HI - Surfing - Trail Length:
... Preview: A magical break in a 6- to 8-foot-plus swell, Hot Sands has a heavy right-hand peak and strong falling curtain that’s about as good as it gets. It needs a big swell and light trade winds. There isn’ ... From the guidebook "Surfing Hawaii"
Lahaina, HI - Surfing

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