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Big Island breaks #2967889
06/14/19 01:48 AM
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Hey guys... so I used to be active on here under a different name, JakeC, but I lost the login info so I had to create a new account. Anyways since then I moved to Arkansas and haven’t surfed in years. I am traveling to the big island in two weeks, and I definitely want to paddle out. Can anybody suggest some good breaks that someone who is probably basically a beginner again could surf. Preferably close to Kona (staying near the Four Seasons)

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board rental across the street

or banyans


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Re: Big Island breaks [Re: Frosurfer] #2967914
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Check with the couple in Puna...

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Banyans is locals spot. The entry is a bit tricky.

Lymans is a good wave and on the softer side when it’s smaller. Still a bit of a tricky entry.

I’d start with Pine Trees just past the airport. Good access and novice friendly for sure.

If you make it to the east side Honoli’i is a really cool spot.

Only naming spots because these are all well known and right off the side of the road.


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Re: Big Island breaks [Re: Frosurfer] #2968256
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when you paddle out at pine trees start far to the left and work your way over to the main peak. some of the coral closer to the main wave as you walk out is brutal sharp.

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Dad had a friend with a boat in Keahou. We stayed in Kona town always and bodysurfed when in town. Always felt sharky out there!


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Originally Posted by 92122
Banyans is locals spot. The entry is a bit tricky.

Lymans is a good wave and on the softer side when it’s smaller. Still a bit of a tricky entry.

I’d start with Pine Trees just past the airport. Good access and novice friendly for sure.

If you make it to the east side Honoli’i is a really cool spot.

Only naming spots because these are all well known and right off the side of the road.


Yeah, the boys at Banyans don’t fook around. I paddled out there last august on a Wavestorm and a skinny little Hawaiian kid called me out right away. Signaled to some moke who paddled out to (I assumed) kick my ass. Turns out this guy was someone I had trained with the night before.

After some laughs he told I should go pick up an Arakawa for the next time...


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Originally Posted by Frosurfer
Hey guys... so I used to be active on here under a different name, JakeC, but I lost the login info so I had to create a new account. Anyways since then I moved to Arkansas and haven’t surfed in years. I am traveling to the big island in two weeks, and I definitely want to paddle out. Can anybody suggest some good breaks that someone who is probably basically a beginner again could surf. Preferably close to Kona (staying near the Four Seasons)


Near the Four Seasons. So you at Kukio or across the street at the Charles Schwab compound? Don't think Kona Village opened up again.

Best bet for you is get a wavestorm from Costco and surf Pinetrees (access through Kohanaiki), Wear booties if you get haole feet.

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Honokohau (Kohanaiki) up to PineTree's once belonged to my Ohana. You had to drive over the lava in a jeep to access the beach. The PineTree's, was a "landmark" for the fishermen out on the ocean and very prominent. Throughout the years they were slowly cut down to provide fires on the beach in the evenings. Not much left anymore.

If you dive around the Kohanaiki area, some very interesting things to see related to old Hawaii.


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Originally Posted by Duffy
Originally Posted by 92122
Banyans is locals spot. The entry is a bit tricky.

Lymans is a good wave and on the softer side when it’s smaller. Still a bit of a tricky entry.

I’d start with Pine Trees just past the airport. Good access and novice friendly for sure.

If you make it to the east side Honoli’i is a really cool spot.

Only naming spots because these are all well known and right off the side of the road.


Yeah, the boys at Banyans don’t fook around. I paddled out there last august on a Wavestorm and a skinny little Hawaiian kid called me out right away. Signaled to some moke who paddled out to (I assumed) kick my ass. Turns out this guy was someone I had trained with the night before.

After some laughs he told I should go pick up an Arakawa for the next time...


Good to know everything is working accordingly over there.

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Originally Posted by PPK96754
Honokohau (Kohanaiki) up to PineTree's once belonged to my Ohana. You had to drive over the lava in a jeep to access the beach. The PineTree's, was a "landmark" for the fishermen out on the ocean and very prominent. Throughout the years they were slowly cut down to provide fires on the beach in the evenings. Not much left anymore.

If you dive around the Kohanaiki area, some very interesting things to see related to old Hawaii.


We really enjoyed walking up the shoreline from old harbor north past the golf course to nearly the point west of the airport.

Had to zig-zag our way in parts, cool off in the ocean more than once, but boy, did I wish there was some swell to see that part of the coastline holds. Probably just wishful thinking on my part since it was so beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Racer1
Originally Posted by Duffy
Originally Posted by 92122
Banyans is locals spot. The entry is a bit tricky.

Lymans is a good wave and on the softer side when it’s smaller. Still a bit of a tricky entry.

I’d start with Pine Trees just past the airport. Good access and novice friendly for sure.

If you make it to the east side Honoli’i is a really cool spot.

Only naming spots because these are all well known and right off the side of the road.


Yeah, the boys at Banyans don’t fook around. I paddled out there last august on a Wavestorm and a skinny little Hawaiian kid called me out right away. Signaled to some moke who paddled out to (I assumed) kick my ass. Turns out this guy was someone I had trained with the night before.

After some laughs he told I should go pick up an Arakawa for the next time...


Good to know everything is working accordingly over there.

The wavestorm is ruining one of my favorite spots. I surf a restricted east side break on Oahu and it is overrun with wavestorm riders who have no understanding of etiquette. They constantly get in the way, try to back paddle, drop in, shoulder hop, and just annoy the regulars. Not one of them can surf competently. All they do is stand up and ride down the shoulder.

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Originally Posted by Racer1
Originally Posted by Duffy
Originally Posted by 92122
Banyans is locals spot. The entry is a bit tricky.

Lymans is a good wave and on the softer side when it’s smaller. Still a bit of a tricky entry.

I’d start with Pine Trees just past the airport. Good access and novice friendly for sure.

If you make it to the east side Honoli’i is a really cool spot.

Only naming spots because these are all well known and right off the side of the road.


Yeah, the boys at Banyans don’t fook around. I paddled out there last august on a Wavestorm and a skinny little Hawaiian kid called me out right away. Signaled to some moke who paddled out to (I assumed) kick my ass. Turns out this guy was someone I had trained with the night before.

After some laughs he told I should go pick up an Arakawa for the next time...


Good to know everything is working accordingly over there.


Yeah, I picked up a used Arakawa at a little shop on Ali’i that afternoon and surfed it again and then again the next day. On our way out I saw that skinny kid (probably in his 20s) parked at Banyans in his ridiculously lifted and beat up old Toyota pick up (with tiny little wheels on it shrug). I walked up to his truck and from the look of him he thought I was going to kick his ass.

I gave him the Arakawa.


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Re: Big Island breaks [Re: Frosurfer] #2970125
06/19/19 01:58 AM
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Limited choices, but beginners are best going to Kahalu'u or the bay at Pinetrees. Small beach break waves at the Waipio or Polulu might work too. Also, fun body surfing Magic Sands or Kua Bay near 4Seasons. I can loan you a wavestorm or log if you need a board.


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