This page introduces you to what awaits
you on Molokai for surfing, windsurfing, power watersports, water
skiing, kiteboarding, and boogie boarding. For snorkeling, fishing,
kayaking, canoeing, and scuba diving, visit our respective pages on those
The best surfing on Molokai is out on
the east end past mile marker 20. Pohakuloa Point has excellent
breaks, which continue eastward to Halawa Bay. Moomomi Beach has
decent breaks, as does Kepuhui Beach. Kawakiu's huge waves during
the winter moths are suitable only for experts.
Molokai Outdoor Activities
lessons at $50 for a 2-hour lesson, and rentals of surfboards, boogie
boards, and snorkeling gear.
Advanced windsurfing and kiteboarding
are available in the Molokai Channel between Molokai and Oahu. The
Hawaii Kiteboarding Association is planning a
contest for kiteboarding across the channel.
Molokai Outdoors offers
lessons with pro windsurfer Clare Seeger Mawae for $95 for a 2-hour lesson
and an afternoon with the equipment.
Molokai Kite Factory is a
fun place to shop for kites as well.
Molokai has only three beaches that
offer ridable waves for body boarding and bodysurfing: Papohaku, Kepuhi,
and Halawa. Even these beaches are only for experienced bodysurfers, due
to the strength of the rip currents and undertows. You can rent Boogie
Boards with fins for ($7 a day or $21 a week) and fins ($2.95 a day or
$11.95 a week) from Molokai Rentals
and Tours, Kaunakakai (tel. 808/553-5663), or
Molokai Outdoor Activities,
in the lobby of Hotel Molokai, just outside Kaunakakai (tel. 877/553-4477
There are no facilities that offer power
watersports on Molokai, such as Jet Skiing, Water Skiing, or Parasailing.
You'll see zodiac-style rafts around, but they are based out of Maui,
and run day trips over to Molokai.
Molokai Charters (tel. 808/553-5852)
offers a variety of sailing trips on Satan's Doll, a 42-foot sloop: 2-hour
sunset sails for $40 per person, a half day of sailing and whale-watching
for $50, and a full-day sail to Lanai with swimming and snorkeling for
$90 (which includes lunch, cold drinks, snacks, and all equipment). Owners
Richard and Doris Reed have been sailing visitors around Molokai's waters
since 1975. They also offer whale-watching cruises from mid-December to
mid-March, when humpback whales frequent the waters around Molokai.
Outdoors offers booking for this trip.
looking for lessons or gear rentals, see the links below to find where
you want to go, and then visit our
Discounts & Bargains page to
save some bucks on your water sports experience.