Hawaii Surf Spots Fit For Pros
Hawaii is the most world-renowned surfing destination for obvious reasons. We checked in with some Seavenger Hawaii locals to curate four incredible surf spots fit for surf pros!
Ala Moana Bowls
The Ala Moana Bowls get their name from the massive curls in the bowl-shaped waves. Perfect for surfing! Paddle out from the parking lot on the eastern end of the park and you’re there! Unfortunately, this spot is not completely natural as part of the reef was cleared out to make a local yacht harbor, but the waves are perfect either way.
Location: Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon Boardwalk, Honolulu, HI 96815
Season: May - September
Pipeline | Ehukai Beach
Catch the winter waves at a popular surfing beach with massive wintertime waves. If you happen to drop in the summertime, surf on calmer waves fit for moderately skilled wave riders. Ehukai Beach Park is also known as Banzai Pipeline.
The surf season for the Pipeline runs from October thru April. Surf and ocean conditions can change rapidly during the surf season. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Location: 59-337 Ke Nui Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Season: October - April
Directions: Public access point is across from Sunset Beach Elementary School.
Catch the iconic paradise scene at Sunset Beach, known for its big wave surfing during the winter season. The original Hawaiian name for this place is Paumalū. This surf spot was mega-popular with filmmakers circa the 1950s surf movie craze. Just as popular today, get a little inspiration from contemporary films like Soul Surfer (2011), Point Break (1991), INHUMANS (2017), also shot in these magical waters.
Location: Sunset Beach Park, Pupukea, HI 96712
Season: October - April | Best during the winter months
Directions: ADA-accessible walkways are located at the Gazebo on 1st Street and 3rd Street.
Finally, there’s Rocky Point, located on the North Shore of Oahu. The name originates from the abyss of lava rocks scattered on the beachfront. Make your way through the rocky beach directly onto killer waves meant for seasoned surfers; no rookies allowed! Unless you’ve tackled effortlessly fast reef breaks, then catch the tail end of other surfers’ waves and you’ll be set. Choose Rocky Lefts or Rocky Right, two sides separated by a very shallow, sharp rock bottom that you want to avoid. Rocky Right tends to be the popular choice.
Location: 59-181 Ke Nui Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Season: December-March + Month of July
Directions: Look for the lava rocks that form a "point" on land.
- Tahnia Ortega