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APPST_Paddle

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Kauai in July - SUS suggestions
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »
Thinking about escaping the summer doldrums next summer and heading to Kauai for a week. I've been to Maui/Oahu already and my wife really wants to go to Kauai. I'm a fairly experienced SUP surfer, comfortable in overhead Costa Rica waves, etc.

I know it's going to be the south swell season, and I'm looking at staying in Poipu, probably bring my own gear. Any suggestions on where to go/not go, normal swell size (proportioned to an East Coast surfer, i.e. your waist high is my head high).

Any other suggestions on flat water paddles, etc. probably do a good bit of hiking, tourist type stuff too.

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Re: Kauai in July - SUS suggestions
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »
Kalapaki beach has a good long board wave.  Plus rentals & a bay to paddle

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Re: Kauai in July - SUS suggestions
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 08:12:28 PM »
Kalapaki or Poipu down South. Donít SUS anywhere else really unless a guide takes you and will guarantee your safety lol.

For everywhere else, grab a longboard, be friendly and respectful,  and enjoy yourself.

Kauai rules.

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Re: Kauai in July - SUS suggestions
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 03:42:22 AM »
Kalapaki or Poipu down South. Donít SUS anywhere else really unless a guide takes you and will guarantee your safety lol.

For everywhere else, grab a longboard, be friendly and respectful,  and enjoy yourself.

Kauai rules.

Ha, I'm planning an anniversary trip, so I'm trying to decide between the following:

Kauai (we went to Maui/Oahu for our honeymoon) - not bad flight wise from EC US (we stop over and stay with friends in Cali), and there's surf, no issues with getting gear there. Also, I can use points on the flight

Moorea/Tahiti - Looking for more SUS info, hard to get gear there, obviously crazy expensive.
7'6" JL Super Frank Lean
8'3" JL SuperTech 
10'1" JL Black and Blue
14' BIC WS Tracer
Kenalu Ho'oloa 95, Werner Rip Stick 79