News

Hunting on Iliahi Estate

By Marina Miller

Hunting on Iliahi Estate

Up above the busiest little town on Kaua'i, Lihue, on a vast mountain country side lies Iliahi Estate. Not only is this lush piece of the island beautiful, it is also the home to some of the most active invasive species eradicators, the Gayagas 'ohana.

I got a chance to tag along on a hunt with the ace animal control team as they spent the day teaching some visitors about this important Kaua'i lifestyle. The visitors for the day turned out to be the Texeira family from Los Angeles. They were filming their pilot episode of a new reality television series featuring three sisters, Christa, Keana, and Sophie, traveling and learning local culture called "Traveling with the Texeiras".  It was an adventure and a challenge for me as our group hunted alongside the most skilled dogs in the muddy jungle. 

handsome wild bill, tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

Billy DeCosta was our educational guide for the day. You can follow his hunting adventures here: @handsome_wild_bill

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars, tamba hat

 I brought some of our newest gear to field test. ;)

Our hosts for the day were Boyd and Gaylene Gayagas. I knew I was going to make new friends that day, but I had no idea they would make me feel like family. 

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars 

Can you guess which one of these girls will kill a wild boar!?

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

Small kine rain delay. Still smiling! Film crew were troopers!!!

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

Boar down! It was sister Keana in the pink Tamba hat who got to the boar first!

Nice work ladies! 

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars 

Boyd is Mr. Aloha up on Iliahi Estate! 

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars       

The mud made for some great blooper footage. The girls mamma did it all in a dress! 

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boarstamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars 

Such a great group of people! A lot of us were first timers and everything went as smoothly as it could. The boar will be made into smoke meat and there will be one less pest digging up crops and ruining precious agricultural land.  Thank you everyone for such a wonderful adventure!

This is why taking care of our 'aina the pono way is so important, the next generation. Love you Duke! 

tamba surf company, travelingwiththetexeiras, kauai, lihue, iliahi estate, hunting, sustainability, eradication, invasive, wild boars, duke

 

Read more


Kalapaki Bay, Kaua'i

By Marina Miller

Kalapaki Bay, Kaua'i
  • No lifeguards
  • Reef break
  • Sandy beach
  • Beginner swimmers/surfers okay
  • Bathroom and outdoor showers
  • Parking
  • Volleyball courts
  • Close to hotels, restaurants, and shops 

A short drive South of the Tamba Surf Shop is a small sheltered surf spot called Kalapaki Bay. Located between the Lihue Airport and Nawiliwili Harbor, this bay is the the first beach you can see when flying into Kaua'i. 

kalapaki bay, beach, surf spot, kauai, lihue, volleyball,

Kalapaki is a great spot for beginner surfers year round. The main break is out on the reef on far right or left side when out in the line up. The reef gets more shallow the closer you get to the wall. When the waves are pumping, you can surf the inside and even body surf the shore break. I would recommend a long board for this surf spot as it is a bit of a paddle or a boogie board for the inside. There are no life guards on duty, so watch the waves and maybe talk to a more experienced looking surfer out in the water. Kalapaki is one of the most friendly surf spots on the island.

kalapaki bay, kauai, surf spot, vacation, hibiscus, lihue, samba surf company, surf board rental

There are 3 main areas to park at the bay. The small beach access parking lot at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club is very limited but convenient if you plan on dining at one of the many restaurants within walking distance. 

kalapaki bay, kauai, lihue, surf spot, vacation, marriot, hotel, epic view

The upper parking above the hotels has a great cliffside lookout and offers the perfect vantage point to check the surf. The rough dirt parking lot on the far west end of the bay is the more local area of Kalapaki. If you choose to park on this side, drive very slow and smile at the locals enjoying their pau hana beverages. This last are is also where you will find the public restrooms and the best outdoor shower. If you park this side, you may have to cross the small river mouth to get to the beach. 

kalapaki bay, kauai, vacation, dukes, dukes restaurant, lihue, vacation, hawaii, tropical, drinks, appetizers, samba surf company, surf board rentals

Beach front dining and an ABC store steps away from the shore make this a spot you could spend the whole day at. It is very relaxed and there are lots of picnic tables, and shaded, well manicured grassy areas for taking in the sights. There are several permanent volley ball courts on the beach for public use. There is also good people watching here.  

 

 

 

 

Read more


Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i

By Marina Miller

Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i
  • Lifeguards
  • Surf spots
  • Sandy beach
  • Fishing
  • Boat ramp
  • Bathrooms and outdoor showers
  • Parking lots
hanalei bay, waikokos, pinetrees, the point, hanalei pier, kauai, surf spot, surf board rentals,
As I sat on a park bench near the middle parking lot, I looked over the crowded sand and was given a glimmer of the future of Hanalei. It looked a lot like Waikiki. While the South shores of O'ahu are littered with hotels, the North shore of Kaua'i remains only minorly molested by quaint houses built by long time residents and it's vacation rentals up on poles to catch an ocean view and a few more bucks per night. Only second to the much more touristy Waikiki, Hanalei Bay is the most famous beach in all of Hawai'i. 
To get to the big sandy beach, you have to slowly squeeze through the sleepy town of Hanalei and the even quieter neighborhoods. You'll notice most of the streets are named after popular and delicious fish. Makes you think maybe one day the seas will rise and the fish will take over their namesake streets. Until then, make sure you spend a day in Hanalei! Before it all sinks into the ocean...
The long stretch of two miles of Hanalei Bay can be separated into 3 different zones, the Pier, Pinetrees, and Waikokos. There is one more activity zone, but it's really for experts only, the Point. 
hanalei pier, kauai, hanalei bay, surf spot, tamba surf company, surf board rental
Starting on the South side of Hanalei Bay is Hanalei river mouth. There is a small campsite, bathrooms, outdoor showers, and a very sandy parking lot. From this area you can access the pier. The pier is a great fishing spot for small bait fish and for catch and release. Jumping feet first off the pier is highly recommended.
hanalei bay, the point, surf spot, kauai, board rental kauai, tamba surf company, surfing, wave
If you are an advanced to expert level surfer, in condition for the long paddle and you know the etiquette of surfing, check out the Point. This wave is long and perfect, but some of the locals' patience for kooks is short and ill mannered. Yes, you will catch the ride of your life to there, but you also need to behave and respect the locals.
surf etiquette, tamba surf company, kauai, board rental, surf board, how to surf, kauai surf, kapaa
Next we go about a mile North to another parking lot, bathrooms, and a lifeguard tower at a fun sand break called Pinetrees. This is a perfect learning spot for new surfers, as the whitewash will just take you back to shore. Always talk to the lifeguards about currents and wave conditions. This is a great spot for boogie boarding, long boarding in the white wash, or short boarding the outside break. The shady grass area and convienent restrooms make this the perfect spot to spend the day at the beach.
pinetrees, kauai, hanalei, tamba surf company, kid surfer, hanalei bay, surf spot, surf board rental. board rental kauai
ai forever, any irons, hanalei bay, kauai, pine trees, surf spot, surf board rental, kauai board rental, art, mural,
Pinetrees is best know for being the surf spot that Andy and Bruce Irons learned how to surf. As the three time World Champion of surfing, Andy and his brother Bruce started a kids only surf contest held at this beach every April. For the last 16 years in a row, Tamba Surf Company has been a part of this special event. Read more about it here.
Lastly, at the most Northern part of the bay, is a surf break called Waikokos. Parking is not as convienent as the rest of the bay, but for an intermediate surfer who knows their way around a shallow reef break, it is worth it. Don't plan to bring much to beach here, as the climb to the sand is steep. It isn't a very crowded spot and the shade makes it perfect for a nap. 
Where ever you decide to surf in Hanalei, always watch the waves for at least 15 minutes before you get wet. If in doubt, don't go out. Talk to a lifeguard and respect the locals. ;)

Read more


July 'Ohana Night

By Marina Miller

July 'Ohana Night

July 1st, 2017 the Tamba shop in Kapa'a town stayed open late as friends and family stopped by to shop and enjoy the free food. This time our vendors Jen from Sacred Surf Art had custom art hats and originals paintings, Marina Miller sold fine art photo prints, and live art by Caleb Aero who free hand spray-painted a mural.

Boss man made the salad and served over 100 FREE steak plates and shave ice to everyone walking by. People really enjoyed the delicious food and watching Caleb the aerosol artist, create real art in front of their eyes was unreal! 

Thank you to our volunteers and vendors for making this such a successful night! 

tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero, tamba, kauai, bbq, ohana, family, fun, free, steak, art, spray paint, caleb aero, aero,

Read more


June 'Ohana Night

By Marina Miller

June 'Ohana Night

On a warm summer night in June, Tamba invited all the 'ohana for an evening of free food, shopping, and shave ice at the shop in Kapa'a. Local artists and vendors set up in front of the shop and sold their creations as everyone enjoyed the delicious steak and fish plates. Volunteers made shave ice all night and everyone enjoyed the family friendly environment. 

Mahalo to all our vendors:

Cheyanne Jewels Kauai

Sacred Surf

Kauai Fish Market

and our neighbors Hanai Market

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

Cheyanne Jewels Kauai brought lots of mermaid treasure to sell. 

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

Jen with Sacred Surf painted a Tamba board for the event! 

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

Ikaika Kam gave out poke, sashimi, and more to everyone. Kauai Fish Market on FB

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art nightPaul kept the store open late and enjoyed the food!

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

Musician John Rivera helped BBQ all the steak! 

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

john rivera, tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

tamba surf company, kauai, kapaa, bbq, ohana night, appreciation, family, kauai fish market, hanai, cheyanne jewels, sacred surf, art, art walk, art night

Read more


ReelNauti Spring Shoreline Challenge 2017

By Marina Miller

ReelNauti Spring Shoreline Challenge 2017

April 9th 2017 was the day everyone waiting all weekend for, the weigh in day of ReelNauti Kauai's Spring Shoreline Challenge. Here are a few words about the event from ReelNauti owner Stanton Yoshimori:

"This was my second year holding a shoreline fishing tournament and it was a success. I had a lot of sponsors which helped me a lot. I got big sponsor names like Penn Fishing, Izuo Brothers, Dakine, and Tamba which is well known on the island of Kauai. When I make my tournaments, I wanna leave no one empty handed from adult and kids entrees. I'm just a local boy trying to provide fun activities for the community of Kauai. I would like to thank Tamba for always donating to my tournament and helping me out."

reel nauti kauai spring shoreline fishing tournament lihue 2017

A lot of variety of fishes were caught in the 8 categories: ulua, papio, omilu, moi, oio, 5lb. over, 5lb. under, and biggest eel. Fish that were also weighed in were ukus, nenue's, awa's, and perches.

We were stoked to see everyone at their spots on Friday afternoon when the tournament started. Ulua poles lined the whole East shore that weekend! Keep up the good work Stanton! 

2017 ReelNauti Kauai spring shoreline fishing tournament challenge Ulua Tamba koredry UV shirt 

WINNERS:

Ulua

Keanu Frasco-Rull 72.4

Robbie Silva Jr 54.0

Robert Shibukawa 43.4

 

Papio

Jan Bartolome 9.9

Roland Rull 9.6

Robert Shibukawa 8.0

reel nauti kauai spring shoreline fishing tournament lihue 2017reel nauti kauai spring shoreline fishing tournament lihue 2017reel nauti kauai spring shoreline fishing tournament lihue 2017 ulua

 You can read more about the fishing tournament and see more photos here on the ReelNauti website. Aloha! 

Read more


16th Annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic

By Marina Miller

16th Annual Irons Brothers Pine Trees Classic

Hanalei is the best surf town in the world according to National Geographic. If you were there on April 8th, 2017, you would totally agree. Not only were the waves firing, the whole community seemed to be on fire with the aloha spirit. Gathering to remember Kauai's own World Champ Andy Irons and share the love of surfing, family and friends gave 100% their time and efforts back to the keiki of Kaua'i, and all with a smile. 

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company surfboard surfer boy grom16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company boys surfers heat surf contest

Situated on the shores of Pine Trees, our tent was the place to be all day long. We started the day off with hot chocolate and hot malasadas freshly made on the beach. Slowly word got out and we couldn't make malasadas fast enough. Thanks to Aunty Maco for yet again making the malasada dough.

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company bruce irons aunty maco

Next we had the grill at full capacity of hot dogs, hamburgers, and opihi for the uncles. Gotta feed the kids! To make sure they had enough energy for the finals, we started up two shave ice machines and got everyone cooled off and sugared up. 

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company shave ice

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company axel irons

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company shave ice kauai

To take a break from making shave ice, Tamba himself jumped in the water to help with the keiki push-in heats. This was my favorite part of the day. Moms and dads cheered on their kids aged 5-8 as they did their best to balance and ride the white wash. Kaua'i grown surfer dads Bruce Irons, Dustin Barca, and Aamion Goodwin, were spotted pushing the next generation into some fun waves. The energy out in the water was electric!

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company dustin barca coby irons

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company surfer girl kauai16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai stephan16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai groms16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai 16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company gromsBack on the shore, contest organizer Milo Murguia, kept the day running smoothly and made sure all the kids got in the water in time for their heats. He also collected boxes of canned food for the Kaua'i Food Bank. Got Games Rentals had all the groms entertained with games, puzzles, activities, and toys in the tent next to us. It was a good day to be a kid. 

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company 16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company got games rentals16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company got games rentals kauai

To round out the holy trinity of sugars, we cranked up the cotton candy machine. This may have been the longest line yet! Seeing all the smiles on the kids faces as they got their fluffy sweets was reward enough for all our volunteers. We were so happy to see so many families taking the whole day to focus on their kids' love for surfing and healthy competition. 16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai ryder guest

After all heats were surfed, it was time for the awards ceremony. With over 250 kids entered, the crowd was buzzing with excitement. As a sponsor since day one, Tamba Surf Company is always looking for a new way to outdo it's self. This year we gave away ten brand new surf boards to ten lucky kids. All ten boards had artwork done by our friend Josh Kamalani. The rising sun was painted on half the boards is synonymous with Andy Irons. The lightening bolts on the other half of the boards are a symbol of our feelings when we think of the next generation of surfers. We are so stoked we get to be a part of this contest every year. Remembering our friend and his generous spirit and sparking the love for surfing in so many young kids is what this event is all about. Congrats to all the groms! We can't wait to see what the future holds!16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai trophy 16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company 16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company bruce irons

 Girls 9-10 winners

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company winnersBoys 9-10 winners

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company girls winnersGirls 11-12 winners

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai boys winners

Boys 11-12 winners

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai keiki push in winnersKeiki push-in winners ages 5-8

16th annual irons brother pine trees classic hanalei tamba surf company kauai surfboard giveawayTamba surfboard give away winners

All photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page. Give us a like and rating and download your photos for free

Read more


Kealia Beach, Kaua'i

By Marina Miller

Kealia Beach, Kaua'i
  • Lifeguards
  • Surf spot
  • Sandy beach
  • Fishing
  • Bathrooms and outdoor showers
  • Off road parking

kealia beach, kauai, kapaa, surf board rental, tamba

Just a few minutes drive North of Kapa’a town is the a big sandy beach called Kealia beach. This is the closest surf spot to the Tamba Surf Shop where you can rent surfboards and boogie boards and can be easily seen from Kuhio Highway. Surf at Kealia is very consistent and has a wide sand bar on the inside and an outer reef break. Make sure you watch the surf for at least 15 minutes before paddling out. Conditions do change rapidly with wind swells and tide change. If you aren't sure about your skill level, check in with the friendly lifeguards on duty. If in doubt, don't go out!

kealia beach, kauai, east coast, beach, vacation, ryder guest, tamba surf company

kauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, ryder guest

Kealia is a large sandy beach great for long walks when the surf is too big for swimming. Lots of locals can be found walking their dogs on leashes, surfing the beach break, and spending the day fishing from the rock jetty. This is a great beach to spend the day because of it's facilities and close proximity to several restaurants and food trucks in Kapa'a town. Visitors should always check in with the lifeguard stand that is located in the center of the beach for valuable information on strong currents and wave conditions. You can also ask the lifeguards about jellyfish or shark sightings.

kauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spotkauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, life guard, family,

Kids will want to spend hours playing in the sand at Kealia! Make sure you bring an umbrella and lots of sunscreen lotion, as there are not any shady areas on the beach. You will never be bored at this beach as it is a super popular surf spot. Watching the locals rip up the shore break is super entertaining and the best free surf show in the East side! This is also a great spot to watch the sunrise. 

kauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, chatson, kalalea juice halekauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, kid, board rentals

Be careful when navigating the parking lot. It is not paved and is super bumpy. On the South end of the beach, you will find a river mouth and beautiful views of the whole area.

kauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, fishingkauai, kealia beach, surfer, vacation, surf spot, ryder guest, shower, naupaka,

If you are staying nearby in Kapa’a, the bike path, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, follows the coast right up to Kealia Beach and more. When riding on the bike path you can spot whales in the winter and dolphins in the summer. There are bathrooms and showers on the North side (far left when facing the ocean) of the beach. This is also where you will find covered picnic tables and the calmer, protected side for swimming and boogie boarding when conditions permit. Always lock up your car and take your valuables with you. 

When looking for a family friendly, conveniently located, entertaining beach, Kealia has it all. Enjoy! 

 

 

Read more

Recent Articles