Paddle to Moku Nui

Hawaii Lanikai Beach

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See Oahu from a new perspective by jumping on a paddleboard or in a kayak and heading out to this iconic island. Take a picnic or grill in your kayak and enjoy an afternoon at the beach.

There are two islands off the coast of Kailua known as the Mokulua or 'Mokes'. The island on the right, Moku Iki, is off-limits. However, the larger of the two islands, Moku Nui, is accessible via a 30 minute kayak, SUP or outrigger.

You can push off from Kailua Beach Park for a longer paddle or head to Lanikai Beach for a more direct route. The island's small, sandy beach area is perfect for a BBQ or picnic lunch, so don’t forget to load up your kayak with food and beverages.

On the backside of the island is a rugged trail that takes you to a cove where you can swim and cliff jump. However, you must ensure that the surf is down before venturing back here as large, rouge waves can sweep you off into the ocean. If in doubt, do not go out.

Pack List

  • Kayak or SUP
  • Cooler with drinks
  • BBQ or lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Drybag for camera
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Activities:

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Kayaking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Beach
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Scenic

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How to Get There

about 1 year ago

Back Side Mokuluas

Go on a calm, flat day. Kayak out and hike around to the back side. Beautiful pools and cliff jumping. Only flat days

about 1 year ago

over 3 years ago

If it's hot outside, make sure you bring an umbrella of some sort...it get's baking!

over 3 years ago

Added by Shauna Simons

PNW native adventuring around Oahu and beyond with my other half.

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