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Spring and Autumn Surf Season in Hawaii

Spring season in Hawaii is a good time to enjoy waves and master your surfing skills

Best time: March–May | September–November

Spring and Autumn Surf Season
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​Strong Pacific waves become moderate in spring and autumn, which makes it a perfect time to learn and improve your surfing techniques. From March to May and September to November, Hawaiian shores are busy with locals as well as travelers. You can catch some big waves and take pleasure in practicing some surfing tricks on the North Shore before the winter pros arrive.

For unforgettable spring or fall surfing experience, try your best in "Thousand Peaks" in Ukumehame, "Pops" in Waikiki, "Breakwall" in Lahaina, "Chuns Reef" on the North Shore of O’ahu, "Castles" in Melaekahana on the Windward side of O’ahu.

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When is the best surf season in Hawaii?

The perfect time for surfing in Hawaii is during spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November. Pacific waves are challenging yet moderately sized, so surfers of all expertise levels could enjoy them. Along with the pleasant climate and reduced humidity, these seasons offer the ideal conditions for surfing. Show more

Where are the best surfing spots in Hawaii?

While Hawaii has numerous first-rate surfing spots, five of the best are Castles in Melaekahana, Chuns Reef, Thousand Peaks in Ukumehame, Breakwall in Lahaina, and Pops in Waikiki. These locations provide surfers with excellent waves and scenic views that are unforgettable. Notably, the surfing conditions in Hawaii's spots are perfect for surfers who can be moved by the challenging Pacific waves. Show more

What skill level is required to surf in Thousand Peaks in Ukumehame?

Thousand Peaks in Ukumehame offers a perfect surfing experience for both beginners and intermediates. The surfs in this spot are gentle and provide a great opportunity to learn new skills. The bottom is sandy, resulting in a safer landing for individuals new to surfing. Furthermore, surfing schools are present, providing lessons, surfboard rentals, and tutorials that make it accessible to individuals unfamiliar with surfing. Show more

How busy are Hawaiian shores during the spring and autumn seasons?

Although the Hawaiian beaches attract both locals and visitors for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing during spring and autumn durations, they are still less crowded than peak summer seasons. Hawaii has numerous beaches and surfing spots, offering a variety to surfers to find isolated spots away from the crowds as long as they are willing to explore the coastline. Show more

What other water sports can be enjoyed during these seasons in Hawaii?

Apart from surfing, visitors to Hawaii can experience other water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling in the spring and autumn seasons. Hawaii offers a range of activities that cater to both beginners and experts. Moreover, the North Shore on Oahu is known for swimming, and diving sport with numerous marine animals like sea turtles, multi-colored fishes, and rays, making any visit to Hawaii an unforgettable experience on the Pacific Ocean. Show more

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