Bodysurfing at Sandy Beach
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Added by Alyssa San Agustin
- One of the best bodysurfing beaches in the world
- A short drive from Waikiki but a world apart
- The beach is a great spot to people watch, hang with your family and friends, and enjoy the Aloha spirit
- Great spot to see the sunrise
If you’re looking to get away from the over-crowded beaches in Waikiki or you’re looking for a consistent bodysurfing spot with waves year-round, look no further. Sandy Beach is on the east side of the island and is exposed to wind swell most of the year. If you’re not a strong swimmer, we strongly suggest you hang out on the beach as the shore break is pretty powerful. Sandy’s has the highest rate of injuries out of any beach on the island. With that said, it can be really fun if you know what you’re doing out there. If you’re going looking to hang out on one of the island’s most pristine beaches, then this is the perfect spot. The fine sand, great people watching, and acrobatics in the water make this is a great place to hang out on the beach for the day. There's also a few people on the beach working on their warrior pose, feel to join in. Keep in mind that there is not any shade on the beach, so bring your sunscreen and umbrella if you need it. You can also bring your dog to this beach, but keep it on leash and below the high-tide line on the sand.
- Beach gear
- Body surfing fins
- Sun block
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I rode these waves when I was 15. It really was an epic experience! I can hardly believe my mom let me do it, since the waves were pretty rough. I was slammed into the bottom more than once (but loved it!) and I was literally picking sand out of my hair for several days (after several showers).
The beach is beautiful and the waves are really fun. If you're not a great swimmer, it can be pretty dangerous, especially on big days. If you're unsure about your comfort level, play it safe, and enjoy the scenery while hanging out on the beach.
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