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Windsurfing in Hawaii

We offer packages with a wide variety of accommodation in Maui, at Kihei and Spreckelsville. On Oahu, accommodation is available at Kailua.

Accommodation on Maui includes condos, private rentals and backpacker's hostels. The condominiums have full cooking and washing facilities, swimming pools and some have tennis courts. In Kihei, there is wide variety of restaurants, super markets and general shopping.

Rental cars are required on Maui. Roof racks and a huge range of equipment are available for hire from a large number of shops offering all brands of boards and sails. Packages can include stops in Honolulu or other islands. Most consistent wind conditions are in the months April to October with best surf conditions in our summer months. There are a number of sailing spots to suit- flat water lagoon or wave sailing on the reef passes.

It's also a fantastic place to take the family as Oahu and Maui offer a wide variety of alternative activities including mountain biking, diving, snorkelling, shopping, whale watching, golf, surfing etc.

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CURRENCY

The currency in Hawaii is the US dollar (US$). Traveller's checks are best carried in US dollars, but other major currencies can be exchanged at larger banks & the international airport. Major credit cards are gladly accepted by most establishments catering to tourists, but may not be as popular in the smaller B&Bs and local restaurants. ATMs are widespread.

VISA

No visa is required for stays (travelling on NZ passports) of three months or less for most countries.

CLIMATE

It's balmy and warm, with northeasterly trade winds prevailing most of the year, and mild temperatures ranging from 18°C to 30°C year round. Near the coast, average highs are 80°F (27°C), and the difference between summer and winter average temperatures is only about 5 or 10 degrees. Hawaii's busiest tourist season is during winter (December to February) and the rainiest period is between December and March. June through October is the hottest period. In general, the driest, sunniest conditions and the calmest waters are on the southwesterly, or leeward, side of the islands. Conversely, the northeasterly, or windward, side of the islands receive decent rainfalls: Hilo, the rainiest city in the USA, is on the windward side of the Big Island.

If you're a surfer, the time to go is Christmas, but for windsurfing the waters at their calmest at the height of summer (July and August).

LANGUAGE

English, pidgin & Hawaiian, brah English is the dominant language in Hawaii.

RELIGION

Predominantly Catholic, but also Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Jewish and Muslim.

HEALTH/MEDICAL FACILITIES

Health Risks: Leptospirosis, sunburn, jellyfish.