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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Goat Island

USA, Hawaii, Oahu

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PAST KAHUKU COMING FROM SUNSET ,NORTH SHORE APX. 1ML. PAST THE END OF K. TOWN

English (Translate this text in English): PAST KAHUKU COMING FROM SUNSET ,NORTH SHORE APX. 1ML. PAST THE END OF K. TOWN

English (Translate this text in English): PAST KAHUKU COMING FROM SUNSET ,NORTH SHORE APX. 1ML. PAST THE END OF K. TOWN

English (Translate this text in English): PAST KAHUKU COMING FROM SUNSET ,NORTH SHORE APX. 1ML. PAST THE END OF K. TOWN

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Moku Auia

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

LEAVE VALUBLES AT HOME , BE READY TO CHARGE W/ THE RIGHT SWELL, THE LEFT HAS BEEN SAID TO RESEMBLE A MID SIZE TROPU , ON A BETTER DAY. Superb, wooded park and white sand beach. Camping, beach cabins, picnicking. Moku Auia (Goat Island) offshore contains an Eden-like beach (reachable by wading at low tide when the sea is calm) and a state bird sanctuary (off limits to public). Note: Wading to Moku Auia can be dangerous (strong currents exist when the tides change or the surf is high; ocean floor has sharp coral - be sure to protect your feet.)
Goat Island has waves almost all year round due to steady trade swells and north, north west wraps. However, the winds are almost always unfavorable. In the summer its pretty popular because its one of the few places on the east side that has anything to ride. When the trades are blowing, portugese man-o-war (blue bubbles, blue bottles) are a constant threat...you will most likely get stung. Most of the local surfers have a pretty high tolerance to the stings though. If you are not used to the stings, it can be nasty. Best times are winter days when Kona wind conditions are common (southerly or light and variable). Also it must be noted that Goat Island lies adjacent to a river that sometimes deposits dead animals and other things into the area that attract sharks. Avoid surfing here when the water is brown! Laie Bay is also the legendary home of a Shark god who goes in the form of a 30ft+ Tiger Shark. True or not, most legends have some basis in fact, so take that for what its worth. Laie is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find and is definately worth a visit. The view from Laie Point is simply spectacular!

English (Translate this text in English): LEAVE VALUBLES AT HOME , BE READY TO CHARGE W/ THE RIGHT SWELL, THE LEFT HAS BEEN SAID TO RESEMBLE A MID SIZE TROPU , ON A BETTER DAY. Superb, wooded park and white sand beach. Camping, beach cabins, picnicking. Moku Auia (Goat Island) offshore contains an Eden-like beach (reachable by wading at low tide when the sea is calm) and a state bird sanctuary (off limits to public). Note: Wading to Moku Auia can be dangerous (strong currents exist when the tides change or the surf is high; ocean floor has sharp coral - be sure to protect your feet.)<br />Goat Island has waves almost all year round due to steady trade swells and north, north west wraps. However, the winds are almost always unfavorable. In the summer its pretty popular because its one of the few places on the east side that has anything to ride. When the trades are blowing, portugese man-o-war (blue bubbles, blue bottles) are a constant threat...you will most likely get stung. Most of the local surfers have a pretty high tolerance to the stings though. If you are not used to the stings, it can be nasty. Best times are winter days when Kona wind conditions are common (southerly or light and variable). Also it must be noted that Goat Island lies adjacent to a river that sometimes deposits dead animals and other things into the area that attract sharks. Avoid surfing here when the water is brown! Laie Bay is also the legendary home of a Shark god who goes in the form of a 30ft+ Tiger Shark. True or not, most legends have some basis in fact, so take that for what its worth. Laie is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find and is definately worth a visit. The view from Laie Point is simply spectacular!

English (Translate this text in English): LEAVE VALUBLES AT HOME , BE READY TO CHARGE W&#47; THE RIGHT SWELL, THE LEFT HAS BEEN SAID TO RESEMBLE A MID SIZE TROPU , ON A BETTER DAY. Superb, wooded park and white sand beach. Camping, beach cabins, picnicking. Moku Auia (Goat Island) offshore contains an Eden-like beach (reachable by wading at low tide when the sea is calm) and a state bird sanctuary (off limits to public). Note: Wading to Moku Auia can be dangerous (strong currents exist when the tides change or the surf is high; ocean floor has sharp coral - be sure to protect your feet.)&lt;br &#47;&gt;Goat Island has waves almost all year round due to steady trade swells and north, north west wraps. However, the winds are almost always unfavorable. In the summer its pretty popular because its one of the few places on the east side that has anything to ride. When the trades are blowing, portugese man-o-war (blue bubbles, blue bottles) are a constant threat...you will most likely get stung. Most of the local surfers have a pretty high tolerance to the stings though. If you are not used to the stings, it can be nasty. Best times are winter days when Kona wind conditions are common (southerly or light and variable). Also it must be noted that Goat Island lies adjacent to a river that sometimes deposits dead animals and other things into the area that attract sharks. Avoid surfing here when the water is brown! Laie Bay is also the legendary home of a Shark god who goes in the form of a 30ft+ Tiger Shark. True or not, most legends have some basis in fact, so take that for what its worth. Laie is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find and is definately worth a visit. The view from Laie Point is simply spectacular!

English (Translate this text in English): LEAVE VALUBLES AT HOME , BE READY TO CHARGE W&amp;#47; THE RIGHT SWELL, THE LEFT HAS BEEN SAID TO RESEMBLE A MID SIZE TROPU , ON A BETTER DAY. Superb, wooded park and white sand beach. Camping, beach cabins, picnicking. Moku Auia (Goat Island) offshore contains an Eden-like beach (reachable by wading at low tide when the sea is calm) and a state bird sanctuary (off limits to public). Note: Wading to Moku Auia can be dangerous (strong currents exist when the tides change or the surf is high; ocean floor has sharp coral - be sure to protect your feet.)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Goat Island has waves almost all year round due to steady trade swells and north, north west wraps. However, the winds are almost always unfavorable. In the summer its pretty popular because its one of the few places on the east side that has anything to ride. When the trades are blowing, portugese man-o-war (blue bubbles, blue bottles) are a constant threat...you will most likely get stung. Most of the local surfers have a pretty high tolerance to the stings though. If you are not used to the stings, it can be nasty. Best times are winter days when Kona wind conditions are common (southerly or light and variable). Also it must be noted that Goat Island lies adjacent to a river that sometimes deposits dead animals and other things into the area that attract sharks. Avoid surfing here when the water is brown! Laie Bay is also the legendary home of a Shark god who goes in the form of a 30ft+ Tiger Shark. True or not, most legends have some basis in fact, so take that for what its worth. Laie is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever find and is definately worth a visit. The view from Laie Point is simply spectacular!

Atmosphere

SIMI LONG PADDLE OUT W/ BEATIFUL SCENERY SQUARE AT PEAK ,KNOWN TO THROW YOUR ASS TO THE BOTTOM WITH A GOOD STUFFIN, LIKES TO BREAK BOARDS HOLLOW AT START THEN REFORMS TO LONG FAST HOLLOW INSIDE

English (Translate this text in English): SIMI LONG PADDLE OUT W/ BEATIFUL SCENERY SQUARE AT PEAK ,KNOWN TO THROW YOUR ASS TO THE BOTTOM WITH A GOOD STUFFIN, LIKES TO BREAK BOARDS HOLLOW AT START THEN REFORMS TO LONG FAST HOLLOW INSIDE

English (Translate this text in English): SIMI LONG PADDLE OUT W&#47; BEATIFUL SCENERY SQUARE AT PEAK ,KNOWN TO THROW YOUR ASS TO THE BOTTOM WITH A GOOD STUFFIN, LIKES TO BREAK BOARDS HOLLOW AT START THEN REFORMS TO LONG FAST HOLLOW INSIDE

English (Translate this text in English): SIMI LONG PADDLE OUT W&amp;#47; BEATIFUL SCENERY SQUARE AT PEAK ,KNOWN TO THROW YOUR ASS TO THE BOTTOM WITH A GOOD STUFFIN, LIKES TO BREAK BOARDS HOLLOW AT START THEN REFORMS TO LONG FAST HOLLOW INSIDE

General

GOES OFF ON ANY GIVIN DAY WITH MIN. CROWD GREAT FUN WITH JUST THE BOYS AND SOME. WATCH OUT FOR THE BLUE BUBBLES AND DONT STAY OUT AFTER DARK ( TIGER AREA)

English (Translate this text in English): GOES OFF ON ANY GIVIN DAY WITH MIN. CROWD GREAT FUN WITH JUST THE BOYS AND SOME. WATCH OUT FOR THE BLUE BUBBLES AND DONT STAY OUT AFTER DARK ( TIGER AREA)

English (Translate this text in English): GOES OFF ON ANY GIVIN DAY WITH MIN. CROWD GREAT FUN WITH JUST THE BOYS AND SOME. WATCH OUT FOR THE BLUE BUBBLES AND DONT STAY OUT AFTER DARK ( TIGER AREA)

English (Translate this text in English): GOES OFF ON ANY GIVIN DAY WITH MIN. CROWD GREAT FUN WITH JUST THE BOYS AND SOME. WATCH OUT FOR THE BLUE BUBBLES AND DONT STAY OUT AFTER DARK ( TIGER AREA)

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Goat Island
By waterman_75
May 14, 2008
Last Stop - Scott and I cut out of work early to hit up what was supposed to be a growing 3-5' North swell with Kona Winds.  To our surprise the swell has slowed and will not arrive until tomorrow and will be overhead plus!  We drove from Haleiwa t
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By Anonymous , 26-08-2009

overblown - Totally blown out and still crowded. Always waist high mush, short period slop. I got stung pretty bad, too. At least the really long paddle was some exercise. Might as well stay home and drink beer.

By Woody , 08-07-2008

This spot is LAME - Why are we even talking about this lame spot?? Onshore and crappy. It's the only spot on the eastside and it's way overrated. The whole eastside sucks!!

By Torres , 22-01-2008

Beautiful Goat Island + the Nudity - Not only surfing, but great picnic & snorkling and every so often some nudity from some of the locals & local students.

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