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Topic Title: Oahu Hawaii early March
Topic Summary: Info?? tips??
Created On: 01/20/2019 08:19 PM
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 01/30/2019 05:31 AM
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jettyparksurfer

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Originally posted by: Plan B I think I know where that is
That's either malaekahana or the campground by the airport west of Haleiwa which I am betting it is. Crazy cheap rates. I've done that 4 times.
 01/30/2019 06:26 AM
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SurferMic

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Julianuribe23

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I'll be there from March 17-25. Any recommendations on what type of boards to bring? I'm 5'10 170lbs and normally ride 5'8-5'10's in the 28L range.

Edited: 02/08/2019 at 08:34 AM by Julianuribe23
 02/07/2019 10:43 AM
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dingpatch

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Leave your boards at home. Plenty on the Islands to rent or, Craigslist. IF there is a decent swell running, your 5'10" will feel like a 5'2"!!!
 02/08/2019 06:12 AM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: Julianuribe23 I'll be there from March 17-22. Any recommendations on what type of boards to bring? I'm 5'10 170lbs and normally ride 5'8-5'10's in the 28L range.
5 days?!? Well, I'm 6' 170-175 and my 2 "go-to" boards for over there are pintails...a 6-6 (around 19"W with some foam in the nose ) and a 6-10... and an 8-0 for Sunset, Himilayas, etc (didnt use that board last winter, but rode the 6-6 most of the time) ....have a smaller ones but hopefully those don't get used. For reference my "go-to" shorty here is a typical 6-0 x 19 shorty (around 29L for those that overly focus on that)
 02/08/2019 06:45 AM
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Originally posted by: SurferMic

^ It's a place where you may end up singing Religious songs by the campfire while drinking non-alch. beverages..it's NOT the places mentioned above...not mentioning where it is as the rates seem to go up each season. For most, it is not a fun place to stay, nothing to do, nothing nearby, nothing to see here...move along...back to he original post...How about Luau's? never done it, everyone says waste of $...For the original poster, anyone actually recommend a good one (Polynesian Cultural Center??) seems like a possible family event for KP.

It looks like the left in front of Camp Mokuleia. I used to work there.
 02/08/2019 08:35 AM
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Julianuribe23

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Originally posted by: Plan B
Originally posted by: Julianuribe23 I'll be there from March 17-22. Any recommendations on what type of boards to bring? I'm 5'10 170lbs and normally ride 5'8-5'10's in the 28L range.
5 days?!? Well, I'm 6' 170-175 and my 2 "go-to" boards for over there are pintails...a 6-6 (around 19"W with some foam in the nose ) and a 6-10... and an 8-0 for Sunset, Himilayas, etc (didnt use that board last winter, but rode the 6-6 most of the time) ....have a smaller ones but hopefully those don't get used. For reference my "go-to" shorty here is a typical 6-0 x 19 shorty (around 29L for those that overly focus on that)
Made a mistake, 17-25th. I'm gonna buy boards over there but dont really know how to properly size a step up or gun for those type of waves
 02/08/2019 09:26 AM
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Edited: 02/19/2019 at 05:24 AM by SurferMic
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Plan B

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Extend that trip for a full 2 weeks, especially if it's your first time..... it's gonna take at least that long for your balls to drop (you'll be happy you did) and also to avoid a potential skunking..... if you were there this week, it's 15' and howling onshore all week. Not common, but it does happen, but this year has been pumping...... but if you are going for a short time, I agree with Mic, that it may be best to have boards ready (at least one solid one) to not waste any valuable surf time, hunting for the right stick..... I want to be surfing, not shopping..... if you feel like you ready to take one some big stuff once youre there, then go hunting for that big gun on the used rack. Surf Station actually stocks some solid travel boards (may have some used ones too)

Edited: 02/08/2019 at 09:43 AM by Plan B
 02/08/2019 09:48 AM
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Plan B

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North Friday 02/08 Primary Rising 20s WNW Haw: 5-7 Face: 8-12 Secondary Dropping 13s NW Haw: 3-5 Face: 5-9 Poor onshore 18' afternoon Saturday 02/09 Primary Rising 16s NW Haw: 15-20+ Face: 20-35 Secondary Rising Afternoon 14s NNW Haw: 10-15 Face: 15-25' Poor onshore Sunday 02/10 Primary Holding 15s NNW Haw: 25-35 Face: 35-55 Secondary None NONE Haw: 0 Face: 0 Poor onshore 40'? Monday 02/11 Primary Dropping Fast 14s N Haw: 10-15+ Face: 15-25+ Secondary None NONE Haw: 0 Face: 0 Poor onshore Tuesday 02/12 Primary Dropping Fast 11s N Haw: 5-8 Face: 8-14 Secondary None NONE Haw: 3-5 Face: 5-9 Poor onshore surf news network (theyre westside forecasts are usually overcalled a bit imo)https://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/

Edited: 02/08/2019 at 09:49 AM by Plan B
 02/08/2019 11:55 AM
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KP

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Originally posted by: SurferMic

Hans Hedemann's shop (Does anyone remember Hans?).


I certainly do! Haven't heard that name in awhile!.




Will be starting to pack and let myself get excited in the next week or two. Then start checking forecast.
Greatly appreciate the info from all! Been digesting it and augmenting to what I already knew and planned.
Reserved a family mini van for now and will check prices again as we get closer. Will be visiting friends on various points of the island so plan to go with the of the locals and their suggestions on those days. "When in Rome....!"

Wish we had some stretches of decent surf to get my game on! Last time i pleasantly pushed "my" limits was surfing lefts at Barrigona CR. Was not huge (surfed much bigger) but big enough and would jack up with only one shot to lock and load. And hollow all the way. At 6'3 I would crouch a lot more than I needed. Lol. Would love a shot at smaller backdoor rights after getting in the groove over there.







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Edited: 02/08/2019 at 06:43 PM by KP
 02/09/2019 01:49 AM
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Nice mang!...Slotted!
 02/11/2019 12:38 PM
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Edited: 02/19/2019 at 12:10 PM by SurferMic
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KP

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I concur. I surfed in town last night and Spanish house today and there was a good bit of water moving and purposefully paddled up and down the beach during the session.

Yah It is more of a "Pipe" dream. lol I plan to feel it out with my friends, some of them are born and raised there, they'll for sure let me know what's up. But will report back if I get a couple there.

Definitely want to check out Waimea valley and Manoa falls and a few other hikes.

Thanks again all

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Edited: 02/11/2019 at 07:07 PM by KP
 02/12/2019 09:29 AM
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Plan B

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I agree with Mic 100%....... but I have an older 7-6 I may sell ya pretty cheap

Edited: 02/12/2019 at 09:35 AM by Plan B
 02/22/2019 08:21 AM
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Karma

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Here's a tip. Don't come back.

Definitely do Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley. Waimea Bot Garden is also really nice and easy walk in the park. Lyon is not a difficult hike, unless you go off road for the good shit.

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Edited: 02/22/2019 at 08:23 AM by Karma
 02/24/2019 11:05 AM
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ww

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Good air fares from Orlando ($500), probably today, Saturday, only. Check Google Flights. Includes this coming fall.

Edited: 02/24/2019 at 11:06 AM by ww
 02/24/2019 06:11 PM
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Kimo63

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The waves look good in the swell window , some north winds around March 3rd otherwise good. Consider that a west side day if you want to surf and explore . Also getting a run of head high waves on the South shore starting March 7th for a week. Hope you have a nice trip .
 02/25/2019 08:27 AM
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KP

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Thanks I really appreciate that forecast report!! My wife's cousin lives near Aina Haina. Will be nice to get some waves on that side while they do wedding prep.
My Hawaiian friends have promised my wife the obligatory Waikiki longboard session.

My wife has a list of different foodie places to try thru out the island. Any suggestions of local flavor in the Kaneohe? Or westside?




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 02/25/2019 01:59 PM
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Kimo63

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Never ate much on the west side , but if you want real Hawaiian food try Helena's on the back side of Ala Moana . Cash only and parking is tricky , but the food is real and price good. Family style
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