Honoli'i Beach Park

Phone (808) 961-8311
4 stars from 3 reviews
Address 180 Kahoa St, Hilo, HI 96720
Favorite for local surfers and boogie boarders.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Lifeguard
• Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Murky Water • Parking: Street only
• Good For: Boogie Boarding • Surfing Level: Advanced
• Surfing Level: Beginner • Surfing Level: Intermediate

Matt Anderson's Take
Honoli'i Beach Park is the place for surfing and boogie boarding on this part of the island. Because of that, it's heavily used by locals who are into these watersports. Summer months are great for beginning surfers while the winter months are best for advanced surfers.


As for swimming, well that's really not recommended as there are strong rip currents and the ocean floor drops off quickly. Besides, it's a very rocky beach and not sandy so getting in and out of the water can be a little difficult for some. You might find some people instead swimming over in the Honoli'i Stream which empties into the ocean here. Just remember that with all fresh water streams you run the risk of Leptospirosis.


Because this is such a popular place with local surfers, it's also a fun place to come and watch. The biggest problem here is the lack of parking which is basically just whatever you can find along the side of the road.

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Lori H
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 234
Likes Received: 4
Honoli'i is one of the best surf spots on the Big Island. If you are trying to surf for the very first time this might not be the place to try it at. It is more for the experienced surfer. Honoli'i is a nice place to hang out to watch the waves but the parking area is not the greatest and not the safest either.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Great for surfers or those who like to watch. Not beachy at all and not a place you'd come to get in the water unless you're on a board and know what you're doing.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Locally, one of the island's favorite surf spots. The parking lot is often full at sunset. Many people sit on the ridge and watch the handful of surfers shred the waves. Another beautiful Big Island gem.
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