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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Surfing Hawaii is your comprehensive guide to the Hawaiian Islands' best breaks-from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Let international surfing legend Rod Sumpter show you where to ride the waves from Honolua Bay on Maui and Banzai Pipeline on Oahu to Magic Sands on the Big Island and Nawiliwili Lihue on Kauai.
Look inside for:
Complete write-ups of 68 featured surf spots, plus key info on 241 more
Best tide height, swell direction, and wave size for each featured site
Surf spots for all skill levels, from beginner to expert
The lowdown on hazards and localism
At-a-glance information on break types and best boards
Advice on avoiding the crowds and finding the breaks
A complete guide for the most well-known to the not-so-well-known surf spots in the Hawaiian Islands, from Tavaras Bay on Maui to Waimea Bay on Oahu to lesser-known Manele Bay on the island of Lanai.
About the Author
has won multiple national and international surfing championships, placed top ten in the World Surfing Championships, acted as president of the English Surfing Federation, held a starring role in the U.S. surfing film The Endless Summer
, and captured more surfing titles in his thirty years of worldwide competition than most surfers in the world alive today. These days, Rod spends much of his time revisiting and documenting many of his favorite surf spots around the world, many of which are in Hawaii. He is also the author of 100 Best Surf Spots in the World