TRAVEL TIP

Hang Ten, dude

It would be a mistake to wrap up travel tips and recommendations for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic fans without suggesting one of Hawaii’s most synonymous sports: Surfing. Visitors can’t throw a rubber slipper (flip-flop) 10 feet without hitting a surfing school in Honolulu. One of the best is Faith Surf School, based conveniently for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic fans at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Instructors will have kids of all ages – even the big, 40-something ones – standing up on the surfboards and gliding on glass in the first 30 minutes. Choose private lessons or group lessons – either way, instructors will deliver second-to-none individualized attention and teaching. Another great outfit is Hawaiian Fire Surf School, which is owned by firefighters and places an emphasis on safety in addition to the fun of learning to ride the waves. For established fans and novices alike, checking out the best of the best surfers at the world-famous North Shore is highly recommended. Pick one, pick them all – but don’t miss out on the unforgettable rush of Hawaii’s No. 1 pastime.