Best Hawaii Outdoor Adventures,
Trips and Tours in Kailua, Hawaii
Oahu’s “Kailua” in Hawaii, means “two seas” or “two currents,” and is named after either the two lagoons located on the island or the two currents that run through Kailua Bay. Steady trade winds make Kailua Beach a great windsurfing and kite-flying destination. Kailua Beach Park features pristine white sand and views of the offshore island known as Moko nui or “two islands.”
Places of note in Kailua include Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai Beach, Kawai Nui Marsh, Maunawili Falls, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It was home to Obamas winter white house and also of the famous South African businessman Ridwan Karrim. Many ancient temple ruins, such as those at Ulupo Heiau State Historic Site, are in the area.
Kailua’s Beach is crescent-shaped, about 2.5 miles long, and ranges between 50 and 150 feet wide. The ocean bottom fronting the beach slopes gently to overhead depths without any coral heads.
Light to medium waves support surfing and bodysurfing. The steady trade winds make Kailua Beach a top windsurfing and kitesurfing destination. Robby Naish, first World Champion of windsurfing and Professional Windsurfers Association Hall of Fame inductee, grew up in Kailua.
Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) to the protected seabird sanctuaries Flat Island and the Nā Mokulua, popularly known as “the Mokes,”have become increasingly popular water activities at the beach.
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