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Waves are Rising Coming into Summer – Get Out There!

On the Eastside of Oahu, there is an abundance of breaks to pass away the days.

Along the Gold Coast of Diamond Head, there are a number of places, that during summer, are amazingly fun to surf.

Old Man’s

First is Old Man’s (Out front of Outrigger Canoe Club). Usually uncrowded with a very friendly and easy going crowd. Waves range from 1-3ft.


A close second is Tongs, located to the left of Old Man’s. A more powerful wave than Old Man’s, when it’s breaking well, it’s a great intermediate and up wave. Only warning is it can get very shallow so be aware and make sure to pancake when bailing! Ranges from 1-3ft.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head or ‘Cliffs’ has an abundance of breaks within the central area down from the peak of Diamond head road. It is a mixture of beginners to advanced and is usually windy. It’s almost always busy, so be sure to be careful where you decide to paddle out. Ranges from 1-4ft.


Going down the other direction of the coast is Canoes in Central Waikiki. This is arguably the best beginner spots in Hawaii. This is however also probably the busiest spot on the island. If you go out early 6am or earlier, it’s usually not too busy and there are a few waves to be had.

Where ever you choose to surf, the most important thing is to stay safe and have fun!

About the Author

Alexander Fudge

Alexander Fudge is a REALTOR Associate with Hawai'i Life. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Hawaii has been my home for 5 years now. With my wonderful wife, 2 young kids, 3 dogs and a cat my feet are firmly set in Honolulu. Having lived in Sydney, London and New York, Hawaii is by far the most beautiful place to call home and it also has the kindest people!. Prior to moving to Hawaii I was involved in the Art World, both as an artist and as a gallerist buying and selling art for my clients. My understanding of their unique needs, not to mention desire for discretion and privacy have followed me into the real estate services I am able to provide here at Hawaii Life. It's important for me to get to know each client well so that I may best help them take their next step in buying, or selling property, and that the process in smooth and easy along the way. I enjoy triathlons, running, SUP, surfing and hiking, as well as walking our dogs on the beach. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 344-8240.

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