Crowds on Oahu are entirely spot dependent.
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Thread: Maui, Oahu,Monterrey?
Jul 25, 2014, 10:25 PM #21Member
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Maui is the sh!t, i have no interest in Oahu, you can have those 7 miracle miles. BumbaKlaat!
^^ absolutely right, I was just out there in May. Waikiki was crowded as hell, BUT I hung on the outside and got the clean up sets - Got 5 looooooooong waves in 45 mins, then did the 15 min paddle in. The other spots were empty and clean, but make sure you talk to somebody before heading out at an empty break - sometimes there's a reason nobodys out. But give respect and be friendly and wait your turn, and you'll get plenty of waves. At least I did, and I'm as pastey white as they come.
Jul 26, 2014, 02:30 AM #24
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oh and mis did you ever ship a car to hawaii?
hey if i could leave the states it would be easy...nz/aus or indo, maybe costa. def wouldnt go north of santa cruz i would have to turn into a lumber jack or perhaps a hipster...damn i hate them, ive noticed colleges have a lot of those. i bet Copenhagen cost 5$ a can in cali or hawaii. do people in California wave dixie flags? i.e on their cars and such?
Blasters, maui is good times. Can get just as crowded as anywhere. The crowds are annoying, generally filled with white guys who have lived here a few years so they think they own the place. It really makes you see why the locals hate whitey.
Other than that its like 4-5 small towns on one island. Kahului/wailuku, paia/haiku, upcountry, kihei, and lahaina/westside/upper westside. Oh and hana, but thats really only to visit.
California is nice, nor cal is cold. Above SF you will be in AT LEAST a 4/3 all year. Santa Cruz you can maybe cheat in the summer in a 3/2.
Oh and shipping a car is about $1000, from California.
Jul 26, 2014, 04:35 AM #27
The Monterey Bay turns on and gets every bit as big and gnarly and epic as Hawaii. It takes some effort, and the locals aren't much help (I found many of them to be jerks), but it's not too hard to figure out. I lived there for one year and found dozens of spots that work on swell and wind from any direction. It's fun to explore, though it can get lonely. From one who lived in both Monterey and Oahu, I found the former to be much scarier on a big day, but I rarely had to fight crowds. Sure, Steamer Lane and all the Santa Cruz spots get packed, but there are plenty of sketch reefs on the Monterey Peninsula that offer a unique experience very similar to New England reefs. I loved the place, but that's just me.
Jul 26, 2014, 11:08 AM #28Senior Member
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Jul 26, 2014, 04:35 PM #29
Jul 26, 2014, 05:29 PM #30
Can't speak for Hawaii but I'm sure it's awesome. Monterey or Santa Cruz more specifically is somewhere I've been and I would go there in a heart beat, surf is consistent and world class, cool people from what I found, not a big city but stuff to do. You'll fit in a lot better there too. It's a bit Country out that way, I bet fishing and hunting is a blast. Easy access to many nearby cities with various cultures and unique landscapes, and a short flight to Hawaii if you still wanna go.