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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
Alternative name Moku Auia
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
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)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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!
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
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)
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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