Waikiki surf session
Our Waikiki waves are friendly, fun waves! Like their Hawaiian name-sake, they offer a gentle experience that is particularly great if you are looking to progress from the white water in the bay to catch your first green, unbroken wave.
This is the perfect wave for improvers, but also a really fun wave for more experienced surfers wanting to have a mellow surf, or for groups of mixed surfing ability wanting to enjoy a session together.
The Waikiki wave is a slow, mellow, spilling wave, which is soft breaking but also a longer ride from the reef area. This wave provides more time for the surfer to get to their feet, adjust their footing, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride! These waves are slightly smaller than our Intermediate waves.
The way the Waikiki wave breaks is ideal for developing paddle strength. The natural direction of the wave is away from the wall, guiding you back towards the channel and helping with the paddle back out to the line-up.
For improvers, a Waikiki session will allow you to travel a greater distance, faster, start to introduce you to turns and help you gain greater board control. It will also offer an introduction to surfing etiquette and experience of being in a line up, plus help you develop paddle technique and stamina.
Please note: This is a softboards only session. You can use either our Soft tech boards or your own soft board.
It is important to make sure you arrive at least 60 minutes before your selected time.
You must watch a Health & Safety video and sign a waiver before you surf with us, please ensure you do this before arriving on-site. After your first visit, you will only need to sign your waiver once every 60 days. The system will automatically notify you when it is time to sign your waiver, please ensure you do this before you arrive on-site. You must watch the whole Health & Safety video before you can sign your waiver, this is to reduce the briefing time when on-site and help keep you socially distanced.
Surfing and bodyboarding are physically challenging and carry risks that we cannot entirely eliminate. Have a look at our Health & Safety information and find out how to surf safely here.
Wave facts and figures
Waikiki wave: a green, unbroken wave in the reef area (softboards only on this session)
Water depth: 1.5 at take off
Wave height: 0.75m
Wave length: 8-11 seconds
- Surfers who want to progress beyond riding white water waves
- Those who can consistently stand up on most waves they catch in the white water
- Those who want to learn to turn on waves
- Surfers that need to develop their paddle strength and technique
- More experienced surfers that are looking for a mellow wave
Our goals for you over a few Waikiki sessions:
- Catch a green unbroken wave
- Learn to fall safely and start to be able to deal with the board in different situations
- Be able to paddle back to the take-off point, during or between sets
- Start practising paddle technique and develop paddle strength to paddle against a gentle current
- Practice turning
- Practice how to finish waves well and safely
Improving surfers who have caught many beginner waves and can ride their waves in the bay with control and are looking for the next challenge. Also great for experienced surfers wanting to have a mellow surf, or for groups of mixed surfing ability wanting to enjoy a session together.
There are varying water depths and surfers may be out of their depth when paddling back to the take off.