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    Hawaii travel advise

    So my buddy earned/won (not exactly sure) a trip for two to Honolulu through work and his wife can't go, which means free trip for me. Going from October 14-18, staying at the Waikiki Hilton, probably won't have a car but could theoretically rent one if it made sense, no real agenda except to surf as much as possible. Any recommendations or advise regarding where to surf, what to eat, where to rent a board, etc? What are the waves generally like on the south shore this time of year? What about other parts of the island worth monitoring and potentially driving to? I gather it's still a little early for the north shore to get a real swell, but not sure if that means completely flat or just not huge? I probably wouldn't have any business being there for a propere swell anyway, but would definitely love to find a manageable spot there if there's anything on the smaller side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cuda View Post
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    I was thinking the same thing. Good thing this isn't a time sensitive medical advise thread, I'd be f***ed.

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    14-18 is a short trip but hey it's Hawaii & Free. You will have a day of travel each way.

    North Shore today has 4'-6' NNW swell. Plenty of waves in Hawaii. https://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho...4d-157.8583333
    Zoom In far enough & you will see the bus stops/routes/etc.

    http://www.hawaiisurfboardrentals.com/ Rentals

    http://www.surf-oahu.com/map/ Surf Map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cuda View Post
    So far you have had 30 viewers view your request--no answers or advice.
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    At one point there were zero posts for over 3hrs, maybe 4hrs today. None, zero, zilch, on the entire forum, world wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrol321 View Post
    At one point there were zero posts for over 3hrs, maybe 4hrs today. None, zero, zilch, on the entire forum, world wide.
    Yeah that was bizarre, but, given that half of the scantily clad posted today were deleted today by a moderator, what is to be expected??
    No fun anymore. I think I will be taking some time off soon. Winds of change are directing me elsewhere; that is not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cuda View Post
    Yeah that was bizarre, but, given that half of the scantily clad posted today were deleted today by a moderator, what is to be expected??
    No fun anymore. I think I will be taking some time off soon. Winds of change are directing me elsewhere; that is not a bad thing.
    Change is good, embrace it, keeps things fresh.

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    That's cool, free trip! I don't blame you for asking... but others will lol what ever

    So if it's the Hilton I'm thinking of- it's probably the best place to stay on the south shore! If it's the one called the Hilton Hawaiian village. It's right by a harbor and litterly right in front of some of my fav south shore spots! There's like 3 or more perfect spots right out front - just look up ala moana- that's one of the spots. Kiasers and a few others. Nice and easy reef breaks to surf... just a far paddle out...

    Plus there is a cool island on the other side of the harbor to see some cool sunsets- and a right point off the side if it's big enough..

    Totally rent a car, they are cheap out there. Sometimes the hotel will charge you for parking. I used to rent from a place daily that's a few blocks from there. That area is really touristy- you'll get bored of shopping in a day... it's not the real hawaii. Take a flat day and drive the whole island. The north shore is a good hour ride too

    This time of year, you'll get south and north swells. So either shore could be breaking. But look up some surf maps online, there are tons. There's really no secret spot. The left point at turtle bay is fun if it's breaking and it's kinda touristy so not too many locals. If the north shore is too big- like 12ft plus- makaha might be breaking good. If it's flat everywhere- there is usually always a waist to chest high wave at diamond head. Just parallel park up top of the cliff and find the paved path that goes down the side .... paddle out the Channel and go to the left. Winds get in it quick there so go early. Watch the reef...

    Anyways- that's about all I remember. Stop to eat at places that have plate lunches- best food around. Lots of surf shops on the north shore. I don't know about rentals... just bring your own.. go snorkeling the one day at that bay /state park/ that's up around past diamond head. Swim out far where it's 20ft deep and you'll seea all kinda of stuff.

    Stoked for you!! Seriously one of the better places/ areas to stay on the south shore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Belmar View Post
    That's cool, free trip! I don't blame you for asking... but others will lol what ever

    So if it's the Hilton I'm thinking of- it's probably the best place to stay on the south shore! If it's the one called the Hilton Hawaiian village. It's right by a harbor and litterly right in front of some of my fav south shore spots! There's like 3 or more perfect spots right out front - just look up ala moana- that's one of the spots. Kiasers and a few others. Nice and easy reef breaks to surf... just a far paddle out...

    Plus there is a cool island on the other side of the harbor to see some cool sunsets- and a right point off the side if it's big enough..

    Totally rent a car, they are cheap out there. Sometimes the hotel will charge you for parking. I used to rent from a place daily that's a few blocks from there. That area is really touristy- you'll get bored of shopping in a day... it's not the real hawaii. Take a flat day and drive the whole island. The north shore is a good hour ride too

    This time of year, you'll get south and north swells. So either shore could be breaking. But look up some surf maps online, there are tons. There's really no secret spot. The left point at turtle bay is fun if it's breaking and it's kinda touristy so not too many locals. If the north shore is too big- like 12ft plus- makaha might be breaking good. If it's flat everywhere- there is usually always a waist to chest high wave at diamond head. Just parallel park up top of the cliff and find the paved path that goes down the side .... paddle out the Channel and go to the left. Winds get in it quick there so go early. Watch the reef...

    Anyways- that's about all I remember. Stop to eat at places that have plate lunches- best food around. Lots of surf shops on the north shore. I don't know about rentals... just bring your own.. go snorkeling the one day at that bay /state park/ that's up around past diamond head. Swim out far where it's 20ft deep and you'll seea all kinda of stuff.

    Stoked for you!! Seriously one of the better places/ areas to stay on the south shore.
    Doesn't hold a candle to Da Mar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    Doesn't hold a candle to Da Mar.
    Yes, very true....

    You should call your travel agent and have them reschedule your flight to Wall International Airport. I heard there are some rooms available at the el-djais hotel...