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Pakalas - Kauai

Waimea, Hawaii

Pakalas - Kauai

Pakalas - Kauai Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This fantastic left reef break is one of the longest on Kauai and is regarded as the perfect wave in small conditions. A superb long left reef break with perfect walls, it’s definitely one of the best breaks in the islands. You'll take a 0.3-mile walk through sugarcane fields to reach it—but it’s a wave not to be missed.

The best waves swing in from around the south point. Because it’s too wide to break there, they pick up on the steeply shelving coral bottom at Pakalas to produce a fabulous long, clean left-hand takeoff; with light trade winds and walls edging over for 300 yards, they really peel. At times it looks like a California break here—Trestles in reverse. Best Boards: Shortboards and longboards. This chapter also includes a brief description of Avalanches and Pipes."

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Trail Information

Waimea
Nearby City
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Sharks and localism
Hazards/Cautions
Best in fall and winter
Best Seasons

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