Family Friendly Kona

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Beach Days…

Tag: Updates
Nov 26th, 2007

Aloha,

My eleven year old daughter and I are finally learning to surf, and we are having a lot of fun!

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(At Pine Trees, looking North, then South, along the shoreline)

We are learning from friends of ours, a family of surfers. We have the blue soft top boards — you can get them at Costco. They are very light and boyant, inexpensive, and good to learn on.

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(At Pine Trees: Surfers out in the water, waiting for a wave)

We have been going to Pine Trees, which is a beach that you have to work to get to. Pine Trees is north of Kona, very close to the airport. The road is very rough and BUMPY, you should have 4WD, and your car will be very dirty afterward. There are lots of families surfing there, and there are some tidepool where the little kids play, and trees for shade. You do have to be careful at Pine Trees though, as there are a lot of places you can get scraped on the rocks. Also, there are no lifeguards.

If you are looking for a place that offers surfing lessons, my surfing friends tell me that Kahaluu is a great place to take lessons – the waves are usually “beginner-friendly”, and there are places nearby where you can arrange for lessons, and rent equipment. (Kahaluu is located right in Kona, close to the Keauhou resort area.)

We’ve had some very nice non-surfing beach days lately too. We’ve been to Hapuna a couple of times in the last month, and it was really beautiful. No wind (it gets very windy there sometimes), very soft sand, and the waves were just big enough to be fun. It is a long, white sand beach, and you can take a walk along the shoreline up to the Hapuna Prince Hotel. If you do go to Hapuna, there is place to get food (very kid friendly), and bathrooms and showers. And there are lifeguards. It’s not so much fun on a very windy day –think blowing send, and beach umbrellas flying across the beach, but if the wind is quiet, its wonderful. (Hapuna State Beach Park is located right by the Hapuna Prince Hotel, about a 40 minute drive north of downtown Kailua Kona)

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(Hapuna on a very beautiful day.)

Up next: Real Estate in Kona – some great buys.

Monica Hayward, Realtor (B)
Coldwell Banker Maryl Realty
monicahayward@earthlink.net

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