Riding the Waves: Oahu’s Top 3 Surfing Beaches for beginners


Surf's up! Oahu, Hawaii, is a paradise for surfers, boasting some of the best waves on the planet. Let's dive into the top three beaches where you can catch the ultimate waves:


1. Waikiki Beach – Canoes:

Known for its iconic skyline and bustling atmosphere, Waikiki Beach offers more than just stunning views. Make sure to head to Canoes for the best surfing experience. This break is perfect for beginners, with its evenly breaking waves providing an ideal learning environment. However, be mindful of the crowds; Waikiki can get packed, so ensure you’re not cutting off others or getting in their way. Renting a board from Moku is a convenient option, and brushing up on surfing etiquette will help you navigate the waves like a pro. Besides Canoes.


2. Pua’ena Point, North Shore:

Escape the crowds and venture to the North Shore’s hidden gem, Puaena Point. This secluded spot offers a more laid-back surfing experience, ideal for those seeking solitude in the midst of nature’s beauty. With its powerful breaks and pristine waters, Puaena Point promises an unforgettable surfing adventure.

Located close to Haleiwa town, ideal for beginners, especially during winter when it’s the only option for novice surfers amidst larger waves. Just ensure you’re behind the surf schools to avoid collisions. It’s also a hotspot for turtle sightings!


3. Chun’s Reef, North Shore:

For the thrill-seekers, Chun’s Reef is the ultimate playground. Located on the North Shore, this reef break delivers adrenaline-pumping waves that challenge even the most experienced surfers. With its powerful swells and breathtaking scenery, Chon’s Reef is a must-visit for those craving an exhilarating ride. However, be cautious; Chun’s is more challenging with stronger waves and a rocky reef. Ensure you have an instructor or extensive experience before tackling this spot, as strong currents and the impact zone can pose risks. 

Whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave or a seasoned pro seeking new challenges, Oahu’s diverse surfing beaches offer something for everyone. So wax up your board, hit the waves, and let the adventure begin! And if you need extra guidance, consider joining our 7-Day Surf Camp for expert instruction.