Huge surf at all the beaches? : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

I see these HUGE waves on tv when they show surfing, are the beaches all like that? Where do the little kids go to play at the beach?

-- Diane Wintamute (, January 23, 1999


The huge waves you saw were on the North Shore. They only get that big during the winter months (late October to Feb/March). During the rest of the year, it's flat. During the summer months, the waves pick up on the southern shores. They don't get as big, but still get in the 6-8 foot range. Most of the popular beaches are flat and perfect for kids all year round (Kailua, Lanikai, Waimanalo, Ala Moana, or Waikiki).

-- Roy Inouye (, January 23, 1999.

There are safe and dangerous beaches on each island. It'd be best to check with the hotel as to where to go swimming.

-- Kunane Leigh (, January 23, 1999.

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