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  1. #11
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    why would you bring boards to hawaii during the summer flat spell??you do know its the winter season that all the haoles flock there.you picked the wrong time to go,but if your going on vacation i say your in the right place.dont bring boards because there will be no surf.even if u do find some little 2footers in waikiki there are plenty rental shops in the area.its just not worth it to bring boards unless u got the money.its actually cheaper to buy boards once your there

  2. #12
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    i must say u guys on here are mean!!!nobody gave me any tips for my mexi vacation,but i still went and scored with a lot of pros.if u want a surf trip dont go to hawaii right now,go to mexico or costa,guatemala,panama,uraguay,columbia,brazil,per u.anywhere in s america right now is prime season.right now theres a hurricane off the coast of central mexico.even california would be a good pick.the season for hawaii is over until next november.save your money til then and youll be glad you did.trust me,im a legit kookstar

  3. #13
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    like they said check the forecast, but otherwise there are craploads of places in oahu, particularly honolulu to rent boards.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    why would you bring boards to hawaii during the summer flat spell??you do know its the winter season that all the haoles flock there.you picked the wrong time to go,but if your going on vacation i say your in the right place.dont bring boards because there will be no surf.even if u do find some little 2footers in waikiki there are plenty rental shops in the area.its just not worth it to bring boards unless u got the money.its actually cheaper to buy boards once your there
    Obviously you have never surfed a good south swell in Oahu or Kauai. It can be awesome. I surfed overhead Rockpiles in August and it was great...Public's will scare the **** out of you on a big day too...also Poipu, and the southwest spots in Kaui. Ala Mo Bowls can be awesome too but very competitive and tough to get waves. And boards aren't very cheap on Oahu either. In fact they are more or less the same as mainland prices, for new and used.
    To the original poster:
    Bring your shortboard- at most you'll be paying $200 round trip, hopefully cheaper.
    Rent a longboard if it's small.
    Take a drive to the north shore too, you never know you might get a surprise North swell even in summer and surf with 1/100th of the people compared to winter. When you pull up to Lani's and it's overhead with half a dozen people out in August you'll thank me.
    Last edited by stinkbug; May 30, 2013 at 06:18 PM.

  5. #15
    I'm bringing my board. Friend lives out there he said its worth it.

  6. #16
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    flew with united ...outrageous fees and I spend a hour making my board damage proof, but of course united still managed to ding it, back and forth. I was just happy the nose wasn't destroyed. so imo id rent and as the other guys called it already check the bouys all that good stuff. for me I love my boards and I am the only one that's going to destroy them ..don't fly united!!!

  7. #17
    I flew a couple boards. I sorta liked having my own personal sticks with me. $300 is rough to part with though. I feel like its worth it if you can get more than one out there. otherwise, you can probably pick up a used one off the rack for $300 and sell it back at the end of the trip. Of course, everyone has this in mind now when they go to HI and CR and the shops are on to it.

  8. #18
    PS -- I did ding one board during the trip but I don't think it was from United. I think it was from the Haleiwa reef but can't guarantee it. I remember sitting in the lineup and feeling my rail and there was a big gash in it. as for packaging a board, I just used bubble wrap and a ocean/earth coffin case and that seemed to work fine. have fun.

  9. #19
    Bubble wrap! I'm gonna go for it and bring it

  10. #20
    Use pipe insulation from Home Depot on the rails along with the bubblewrap.