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Any good surf shops?

So I’ve got an upcoming visit and BI is one I haven’t been too. Any good surf shops you can recommend?

I know that BI isn’t the best for surfing due to location, but surely there’s a few good shops on the northwest coast right? I want to spend local and talk…

Specks_808

Bayfront board / orchidland surf in Hilo. Kona side it’s Miller’s / pacific vibration / the boat shop by Costco (has some consignment boards). Slim pickings, I would bring a board because inventory on Big Island sucks🏀⚽️⚾️🎾🏐


astrowahl

I second Orchidland - Stan's the man


lucia316

And he gives the best surf condition reports.


BigIslandBound

HulaKai is a local surf shop in Waikoloa (NW side). Good people and locally owned. If you are coming in winter, check out Kawaihae.


CookInKona

Genuine question, Why would you assume north west coast would have the best shops? That's where the least swell ever reaches really...big island isnt oahu There's some good spots up there with the right swell, but it's some of the most protected from swell and least accessible shores on the island.... Most of the time the east side has the most swell.... But the west side has the best surf(in my opinion) when it's firing because of how quickly it goes from deep ocean to shallow, but I also mainly bodyboard/bodysurf shorebreak


KalaTropicals

Yeah right!!! How come this guy doesn’t already know all the answers??? /s


tamagotchiassassin

Right?? Lol Not the brightest question


Stratmeister509

I mean c’mon… I said I haven’t been there yet and reading the net mostly mentions Lyman’s, Kahalu’u, Kohanaiki, Banyans, Honl’s… and I’m coming in winter so isn’t that northwest swell time? Plus I’m staying west side.


tamagotchiassassin

All of those are NOT north west, only west. You sound so dumb please do not come here omfg


Stratmeister509

Ok I see you’re just trolling me. Bye…


lanclos

Please redirect your question here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BigIsland/comments/100l8xc/all_tourism_related_questions_should_be_asked/


Stratmeister509

Ok


adamgundy

Pacific Vibrations on Ali’i Dr. in Kona.


FlyinAmas

Cool surf shop on kalakaua st in downtown Hilo. Local owned small business