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Hawaii: Surfin Waikiki

In Hawaii everyone surfs. Except me. I just wander about. But there are surf lessons happening all along the beach and you can see tots to grandads having a fun old time. Although the latest trend seems to be paddleboarding.

Surfboard storage

Surfboard storage

For the really serious there’s surfboard storage rentals on the beach with boards towering at least 10 feet tall.

Here’s a tip: if you’re starting out, the longer the board the easier it is to master. They say go for a 9ft board at least. How one carries it to the sea I’m not sure as I didn’t see any wheelbarrows, but perhaps you could smile sweetly and someone will carry the other end. Ahh, I think I’ll just stick to one of these hot pink tubes and bob around.

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!

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