You have landed at the epicenter of water fun and sport here in the Hawaiian Islands. The Ocean is sacred here, our lives revolve around the ebb and flow of the Ocean. Its our playground. While you are here it is a great opportunity to swim, or meet some of the experts below to learn the basics of the great water activities that are here on Kaua’i.
Surfing was first documented in Hawaii by the crew of Captain James Cook on the ship HMS Endeavor in 1769. It was a sport of nobility in the Polynesian culture and the Europeans who witnessed this water sport noted that the ‘natives’ were using planks of wood and single hull canoes to propel themselves down the face of the wave.
In the islands surfing is a recognized high school sporting activity much like baseball and football. There are tourneys all over the islands and many of the kids are employed by large companies to represent their product lines of surfboards, and beach apparel. You’re on Kauai, home of some of the best surfers in the world. Learn from some of the best teachers on the Island and learn the fundamentals of surfing in the waters of Kauai.
Kauai Surf School: Located in Poipu Beach they offer group and private lessons for the beginning surfer. www.kauaisurfschool.com 808.651.6032
The Margo Oberg Surf School: Lessons taught by Kauai legend and 7 time world champion Margo Oberg. www.surfonkauai.com 808.332.6100
Nukumoi Surf Co.: Located across from Poipu Beach State Park. They have a retail store location where they rent boards and offer lessons. www.nukumoisurf.com 808.742.8019
Garden Isle Surf School: Small group and individual lessons held in Poipu Beach. www.gardenislandsurfschool.com 808.652.4841
Wind, Kite Surfing, and Kayak
Windsurfing combines the arts of surfing and sailing. A sail is attached to the board using a universal joint so that it freely rotates. The design enables the more proficient to ride up faces of waves and launch themselves into the air at great heights. Skimming across the tops of waves as fast as our winds can take you. Kauai has ideal locations to learn the sport of wind surfing from Anini Beach to Kekaha Beach its there to seize the moment.
Lessons are held at Anini Beach and are three hours long.From Beginners to advanced Beginners these trainers are certified. www.windsurf-kauai.com 808.828.6838
Get right down to it and meet the neighbors. Tropical reef fish abound in our waters. You can rent equipment for the day or the week.
Snorkel Bob’s: Located around the island, there is one right in Koloa Town on Poipu Rd. www.snorkelbob.com 800.262.7725
Deep Sea Fishing:
Got that hankering to bring in a trophy fish or just something for dinner tonight. Fishing companies on Kauai launch from the Nawiliwili Harbor and Port Allen Small Boat Harbor in Eleele. Here is a few of our favorites.
Deep Sea Fishing Kauai: A USCG Licensed vessel that launches from Port Allen Small Boat Harbor. www.deepseafishingkauai.com 808.634.8589
Lahela Ocean Adventures: Cruise on the 39′ Lahela. Slip 109 Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor Lihue. www.lahela-adventures.com 808.635.4020
C-Lure Charters: Operates the 41′ ‘Mele Kai”, a double hull Catamaran. Can hold up to 14 persons. USCG licensed. www.clurekauai.com 808.634.6204
Operates from Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor Slip 200, Lihue
The underwater world of Kauai is here for you, with 25% of the marine life being found nowhere else in the world. Watch sea turtles and tropical fish in their world, kauai is a must see whether a beginner looking to be certified or an expert, its here for you.
Fathom Five :has been located in Koloa Town for twenty five years. Their friendly staff are board certified instructors PADI 5 Star IDC rating.
Daily boat and shore dives from two locations, Poipu and Kapaa. 2827 Poipu Rd. (steps from Turtle Cove Suites) www.seasportdivers.com 808.742.9303
Sacred Seas Scuba:
Located at the Sheraton Hotel in Sunny Poipu. Open year round. PADI Certified, Morning, Afternoon, and Night dives. www.kauaidownunderscuba.com 808.742.9534