Surfing in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii is one of the most magical places in the world to go surfing.  The beach looks like a scene out of a hollywood movie, oh wait it is!  South Pacific was filmed here.  It also gets mention in the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" - ...a land called Hanalei.  Put it on your bucket list - this place is special.  The bay stretches along a crescent shape beach for miles.  There are surf spots everywhere.  The big famous ones require a paddle out to either of the points of the bay and are only for experts.   

Surf

Break Type:  Beach

Gear:  None, well trunks of course.

Ambience:  Big long beach in a scenic spot.  Great beach for kids.

Main Surf Spot:  Waioli Beach Park

Link to current conditions: Surfline

Logistics

Public Parking:  Yes.  Park here.

Public Showers:  Yes.  Just up from beach.

Public Restrooms:  Yes.  Same location as showers.

Transportation:  Need a car.

Nearest Airport:  Lihue Airport (LIH)

Alternative Surf Spots

The Pines - this is more expert level

Area

Lodging:

AirBnB is your best option here.

Food:

Chicken in a Barrel