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Surfing Beaches in Kona, Hawaii

Surf Locations on the Big Island

Find waves with our insider surfing section


Part of the surfing mystique is finding that perfect spot on the perfect day. On the Big Island there are lots of places to surf. But choosing the right spot is not as easy as you might think. There are places that only experienced surfers should go, and make no mistake, surfing can be dangerous. There’s a reason they call surfing the original extreme sport!

For a good, fun, and safe day of surfing, it’s best to know your spots. Here’s some of our recommended spots.

Located on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Lymans presents an intermediate to advanced wave that breaks left. Primarily known as a long board wave, this deep-water point break is a great place to ride, and watch the action.

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Honokohau Beach is a beautiful historic bay tucked behind the Honokohau Harbor. This long stretch of sandy beach is perfect surfers, snorkelers and sunbathers.

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Kahalu’u Bay is revered as one of the best spots for snorkeling and surfing in Kona, Hawaii. This easy access snorkeling spot is home to one of the largest collections of diverse tropical fish on the Big Island.

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If surfing on the Big Island is something you are interested in, these spots ranging in difficulty level are the places to go. Whether you just finished surfing lessons and are looking for more practice or you are an experienced surfer looking for the best waves, there is a place for everyone. Click through the map for more information on each of the 8 locations.