Watching the Surf

Surfing Spots

Surfing Spots

The Big Island is just that, big and diverse.

There are all kinds of surf breaks, some right along major roads with easy and obvious access and mellow approachable waves, and others that are down nearly impossible 4×4 roads with difficult ins and outs and treacherous waves.

To help you find some of the better known spots around the island, we have provided some information bellow.  If your surfing is up to it and you have a sense of adventure, there are plenty of hidden gems tucked along the coastlines of the Big Island.  These spots will help you to get your bearings and find some fun surf. We also encourage you to  explore our coastlines and find your own secret spot.

When it comes to surfing etiquette, there are several rules that are important to learn and respect no matter where you surf. These rules are heavily enforced in Hawaii and exist to keep the lineups organized and safe.

  • Laaloa Beach Bay

    La’aloa Bay Beach

    La'aloa means 'very sacred' in Hawaiian. Often called White Sands, Magic Sands, or Disappearing Sands, this small, fun beach on the main drag in Kona is one of our favorites. So-named for the fact that the beach's sand comes and goes seemingly overnight when big storms come, when the sand is in, it is a great place to relax and play in the shore break. More >
  • Kua Bay

    Kua Bay

    Officially called Manini’owali Beach, most locals and books still refer to this gorgeous beach as Kua Bay. This is one of our most highly recommended beaches north of Kona. Part of Kekaha Kai (lit. 'the shore line') State Park, it is a perfect beach for sunset watching, boogie-boarding, hiking, and just having a relaxed time with your family. More >
  • Kahaluu Bay, Kona Snorkeling in Ocean

    Kahalu’u Beach Park

    You may have already visited Kahalu'u Bay in Kona near mile marker 5 on Alii Drive. But you might not know that it is one of Kona's premier beach parks. Originally the spot of several... More >
Laaloa Beach Bay

La’aloa Bay Beach

La'aloa means "very sacred" in Hawaiian. Often called "White Sands," "Magic Sands," or "Disappearing Sands," this small, fun beach on the main drag in Kona is one of our favorites. So-named for the fact that... More >