Surfing on Kauai
Surfing or hee nalu on Kauai is truly an unforgettable experience. From gentle, beginner waves at Kealia, Anini, Poipu and Kalapaki beaches to huge surf breaks on the North Shore (in winter), or the West Side (in summer), Kauai attracts some of the best surfers in the world. This is a surfing paradise with extraordinary beauty as a backdrop.
Originating in Polynesia, surfing was brought to Hawaii in its earliest history and reserved for royalty (alii) only. It was considered the Sport of Kings. Surfing’s popularity grew tremendously in the 20th century and spread world-wide thanks, in part, to famous Hawaiian surfer Duke Kanahamoku.
Surfing is all about having fun riding waves. Before getting started take a lesson. You should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water. If you have this down, with the right location, good equipment, an understanding of the rules of the water and inherent dangers involved in surfing, you’ll be up and riding waves in no time!
Chose locations with a lifeguard and ask them about the day’s conditions before entering the water.
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Surfboard Rental - Rent your board with us! We have soft tops, performance short boards, twins, and long boards. SUP Rental - Rent one of our stand-up paddle boards for multiple days on your trip. Rentals include soft top roof racks. SUP or Kayai Self Guided Tour of Wailuā River, ranging from laid back paddling around the river to paddling upriver to Secret Falls trail head, Fern Grotto, or the swimming hole.
Tamba Surf Co Kaua'i is the world's best surf shop, since 1997. Tamba sells a complete line of surf gear and apparel, custom design shirts and hats found no where else in the world. Great surf lessons and board rentals available too. Tamba's brand is the most supported surf brand on the island of Kaua'i. Open 7 days a week in north Kapa'a Town, or shop online at TAMBA.COM