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  1. #1
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    Maui--lessons at Christmas

    Taking the kids to Maui for Christmas arriving 12/23/13. Anyone interested in giving surfing lessons around the island to two intermediate teenage surfers? looking for board rentals too. Honolua is my 17 y.o. son's dream. We are staying in Napili with little maks and hole in the head out front but will travel to Paia or wherever is best for you. <br /><br />Just thought i'd check here before I went to one of the many \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"schools\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" on the island. Thanks.

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    honolua is extremely competitive. An "intermediate" surfer (that needs lessons) is going to be very frustrated there. They'll probably end up an obstacle on the inside, waiting for someone to fall...which rarely happens at this level of surf spot. If you fall, there's also a sea cave in front of the main take-off zone that sucks you into it and is actually pretty dangerous.

    however, honokohau bay just up the road can be pretty fun and exponentially less crowded.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Fleming Beach. Right hand side soft point break on the low tide. Enjoy!

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    thanks. we surfed there two years ago.

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    It was fun.

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    I suggest Waikiki Beach. We teach tons of never-been-surfing beginners there all the time. The waves are not too intimidating and perfect for learning, especially learning how to stand up. If the waves are too intense, the chances of properly learning how to stand up are slim to none. Hope this helped!

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    Dont go to honokahou. Its empty cause the locals that live in the valley keep it that way. They are overall nice but they arent very accepting of total strangers. Its best to be brought there by someone living there.

    It really depends on what the swell is doing where you should go. None of the surf schools will take you where you want to go. Their permits are for the beaches they are set up on.

    Try S turns. It'll be right in your neighborhood, and if Little macs is going it will have a lil something there to.

    I live here so pm me if you'd like closer to when you are arriving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbaby View Post
    honolua is extremely competitive. An "intermediate" surfer (that needs lessons) is going to be very frustrated there. They'll probably end up an obstacle on the inside, waiting for someone to fall...which rarely happens at this level of surf spot. If you fall, there's also a sea cave in front of the main take-off zone that sucks you into it and is actually pretty dangerous.

    however, honokohau bay just up the road can be pretty fun and exponentially less crowded.
    Tell us more about the cave. It sounds interesting and creepy. Or is it just a bit of a ledge?

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    leetymike808--Thanks for the info. We are arriving on the 23rd. I'll drop you a PM when we are on the island.