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Hawaii Surfing Beaches Map

Hawaii Surfing, Hawaii Boogie Boarding and Body surfing

Hawaii surfing beach map

Surf bodyboarding is a form of ocean wave riding. The board consists of a small roughly 3 foot rectangular piece of foam. The bodyboard is predominantly ridden lying down on it. It can also be ridden in a half-standing prone stance with one knee touching the board known as 'drop knee'. The bodyboard may even be ridden standing up if you are small. The vast majority of bodyboarders usually wear special swim fins on both feet to aid in controlling your trajectory, adjusting speed while riding, paddling out, and taking off.

The bodyboard differs from a surfboard in that it is much shorter and made of foam or wood. The newest boards consists of a foam 'core' encapsulated by a plastic bottom and a softer foam top known as the deck. Each type of special foam gives the bodyboard a different amount of flex and control for the surf rider. Dow and polyethylene cores are best suited to cooler waters as they can get too flexible in warm water and the board does not hold flex properly. Sometimes a rod called a stringer is inserted in the board to add more stiffness to the core, giving greater speed from bottom turns and makes the board overall stronger.

The Big Island boasts some of the nicest black sand beaches in the Hawaiian Islands, and it is also home to a unique green sand beach out on South Point Rd by the old WW2 Morse Field airfield ruins. The Green Sand Beach, which is properly named as Papakolea Beach, is one of the more odd Hawaiian beaches. Though it takes a long time to reach, this beach on the island's southern point is worth a look see. Some locals do cliff diving from the very high side cliff walls. If you are wondering how the sand got it’s green, the sand is mostly made of fine olivine, which is a semiprecious rock that gives off a greenish tint.

Going up the coast, the area beaches around Hilo might not get much write up, but there are a few worth visiting when in the Hilo area. These are the Leleiwa Beach Park, which is a fantastic beach that has some beautiful black-lava inner tide pools. Hilo usually is not the hot spot of choice for time limited beach seekers who are visiting the island. That award goes to the famous Kohala and Kona coasts, which are be found in the island's upper and middle western side. The Kahaluu Beach Park is famous for Kona Coast's most popular island beach, and the Kohala Coast offers up such gems as the beach at Anaehoomalu Bay, Wailea Bay, Mauna Kea Beach, and Hapuna Beach. All of these Hawaii beaches are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding and skin/scuba diving.

Hawaii Surfing Beaches - Hawaii Surf, Hawaii Boogie Boarding and Body surfing. This above map shows the best Hawaii bodysurfing and boogie boarding beach locations on the Island of Hawaii. Map shows Hawaii beach locations of some of the best Hawaii surfing and bodysurfing spots:

Green Sands Beach
Mahana Bay, Kama'oa, Pu'ueo, Ka'u
Kapapala, Ka'u
Hapuna Bay
Lalamilo, South Kohala
Honokane Iki Bay
Honokane, North Kohala
Ho'okena Beach
Kauhako Bay, Kauhako, South Kona
Kawa Bay
Hilea Nui, Ka'u
Kehena Beach
Keauohana & Kehena, Puna
Kua Bay, Manini'owali & Kuki'o 2, North Kona
Mauna Kea Beach
Kauna'oa Bay, Ouli, South Kohala
Napo'opo'o Beach
Kealakekua, South Kona
Pololu Bay
Pololu, North Kohala
Kahului Bay, Kahului, 1-2, North Kona
Wailea Bay
Lalamilo, South Kohala
Waimanu Bay
Waimanu, Hamakua
Waipi'o Bay
Waipi'o, Hamakua
White Sands Beach (point break)
La'aloa, North Kohala
White Sands Beach (shorebreak)
La'aloa, North Kona