Moana Surfrider ~ Waikiki's Iconic Resort


My family has been going to Moana Surfrider for over forty years.  My tutu (grandmother) would go to the Moana Surfrider every Sunday for tea in her adult life.  She was full blooded Hawaiian and liked to make going to the Moana Surfrider every Sunday a tradition.  Tutu liked to explore all of Oahu and often liked going down to Waikiki before she moved to the Big Island.  The Moana Surfrider has always been a very special place to me.  I love to surf Queens which is near Moana Surfrider.  You will find me always having tea or an acai bowl at Moana Surfrider when I come to train for surfing at Queens during the summer months.  It is one of my favorite things to do when I am not in Haleiwa, is spending a lot of my time at the Moana.  I am sponsored by Moana Surfrider and have done advertisements for them in the past.  It is important to know the history of this destination.  It is iconic to Waikiki and one of the best places to be.  The Moana opened in 1901 and has around for over a century.  It is cool to be at a resort that feels timeless and like old Hawaii.  Even though it is surrounded by sky scrapers and many other resorts, when you look out at the ocean that is when you feel like it is old Hawaii.  Sometimes I like to go out and surf with people my Dad's age which are the good old boys that have spent all of their days at Waikiki much like how I used to spend all my days at Banyans.  It is one of the most amazing feelings to be somewhere that your family has made so many memories at over the years.  I am blessed to be able to have spent a lot of time surfing around the Moana and get support from this world class resort. 


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Rosa Woods (Sunday, 05 March 2017 18:07)

    Love your blog posts! This is one of my favorite posts :)

  • #2

    Lavelda Schuyler (Sunday, 05 March 2017 18:09)

    Cute hun! Love your surf photos and Moana