If you’re looking for a more of a challenging kiteboarding spot on the island of Oahu the best place for you to head, like surfing, is to the North Shore. As newbies progress past their upwind skill set, jumping, and occasional wave riding while kiteboarding in Kailua on the windward side, they’ll eventually want to move to the Mokuleia.
Located almost at the north-western most tip of the island of Oahu, Mokuleia is right across the street from another action locale, Dillingham Airfield. It’s at Dillingham that you can try out Sky Diving with Sky Dive Hawaii and get some of the most spectacular views of the North Shore you’ll ever find. Especially on a clear day.
But back to kiting. If it’s a windy day, you’ll find that the limited parking in the lot at Mokuleia Beach Park has filled up rather quickly, with some camping over night to get an early start on the day. If the beach park has filled up, don’t worry too much, parking along the road is no trouble at all, just takes a little bit of a walk.
Finally, the rigging and inflate area is a nice wide open grassy area protected for the most part by a row of trees to the east, the most common direction for the wind to be heading from. From there, you head out over the small patch of brush to head out on the water.
If you’re lucky to hit a high wind day during a nice north swell you can be in kitesurfers heaven. Easily wave heights can get to over 15 feet and have a crowded water way filled with kiters cruising in and out of the waves.
2 – hour 1 person $150
2 – hour 2 people $225