JUST PASSING THROUGH HAWAII // WHERE TO FIND WAVES WITH PAIGE AND TIA
Reef Ambassadors Paige Maddison and Tia Blanco talk longboard vs. shortboard spots in Hawaii. Know where to go for your next surf trip:
There’s a ton of different surf spots on the North Shore, but I definitely have my favorite spots that I always seem to gravitate to. My number one, go-to place to shortboard is Rocky Lefts. Rocky lefts is an extremely fun and ripple left! Rockies is an all-around great wave that offers power, speed, and barrels!
I also love to surf Ehukai Beach Park. Ehukai is a fun beach break that has a little bit of punch to it- it can get pretty powerful with a left and a right. I like surfing this wave because I feel like I can generate a lot of speed here for big maneuvers.
Queens on the South Shore in Waikiki is my favorite surf spot in Hawaii. It’s a mellow wave, perfect for longboarding, and a friendly crowd.
When I was on the North Shore I surfed Rockies and Pupukea, but they definitely were not to my liking for a longboard. The waves were bigger and more powerful at Pupukea, and Rockies had a fast section that a longboard couldn’t handle.
Checkout our photos from our latest trip to Hawaii, and visit #livefromthenorthshore on Instagram for more!
All photos from @brooklynhawaii and @ryan.moss.