Oahu in December..... - 2008/11/24 08:25Hey everyone!
So I'm off to Oahu for 3 weeks of surfing and to watch the pros do what they do best....but just wondering about localism and crowds in the water....in Ireland we don't really have either. So, a couple of tips on handling all that and where the best spots are for low level intermediate surfing are....
Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome!
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Re:Oahu in December..... - 2008/11/27 00:19winter north shore waves can get insane, but for intermediate surfer, when the swells are in its down period you can surf it. can get pretty localized up there though. ive only surfed sunset, ehukai, and pipe on the north shore when it was tiny. pipe as u know is always a fight. sunset wasnt too bad, and ehukai (sand bar right next to pipe) just have to watch out for all the kids. just make sure to watch the reports, cuz north shore swell can rise from flat to 8'+ in a day. but definitely get up there to watch the contests.
can surf south shore, but usually small wintertime. might get lucky and catch some good days though, maybe 2ft average, if lucky 3ft, but unlikely. try tonggs or diamond head cliffs. tonggs most the time tends to be small during this time of year, but when there's waves, super fun. if there's any bump on south shore, diamond head tends to be the biggest, and this time of year, not much wind. either arent too localized. and both these places have lefts and rights. but really, just dont come and act like you own the place and youll be fine. dont drop in, dont show up as a huge foreign crowd (just a few of you are ok), give waves, say thank you when someone gives you a wave. and if youre a girl, you wont have any problems.
if youre interested in any of these places send me a message and i can tell u exactly how to get there cuz wannasurf doesnt really explain it all. oh, and make sure you eat at diamond head grill while youre there
hope this helps btw, when exactly will you be there?