Ocean Activities


Body Surfing

Body Surfing

The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation administers programs,
manages facilities and issues permits to make the nearshore waters safe for everyone.

Activities: Boating, Body Surfing, Canoe Paddling, Fishing, Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Tow-In Surfing, Thrill Craft, Wind Surfing

(click to view beaches statewide)

East & West Hawaii Island Ocean
 
North Shore, South Shore

West, South & North Maui Ocean

North Shore, Windward & South Ocean

 

 

North Shore Kauai Ocean
Recreation Management Areas

Use of commercial vessels at the Hanalei River Mouth and Anini Beach launching ramp
Anini Beach ocean waters, Hanalei Bay ocean waters,
Haena ocean waters, Na Pali Coast ocean waters

South Shore Kauai Ocean
Recreation Management Areas

Hanamaulu Bay, Nawiliwili Bay, Nukumoi,
Koloa Landing, Salt Pond Park

 

North Shore Oahu Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Haleiwa, Waimea Bay, Three Tables Point Kulalua Point,
Sunset Beach, Kawela Bay

 

Windward Oahu Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Kualoa Ocean Water Restricted Zones
Kaneohe Bay Waters, Kailua Ocean Waters, Waimanalo Ocean Waters,
Makapuu Ocean Waters, Kaneohe commercial high speed boating zone


South Oahu Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Hanauma Bay, Maunalua Bay, Waialae-Kahala, Diamond Head, Waikiki Ocean Waters,
South Shore Parasail Area, Kahakaaulana Islet (Harris Is.)Commercial Zone
Reef Runway, Koko Head and Makapuu commercial high speed boating


West Maui Ocean
Recreation Management Areas

Napili Bay, Lahaina-Kaanapali Offshore,
Kaanapali Commercial Thrill Craft, Olowalu Beach,
Kaanapali commercial water sledding
Maui Humpback whale protected waters


South Maui Ocean

Recreation Management Area

North Maui Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Hookipa, Baldwin Park-Paia Bay
Papa'ula Point, Kanaha Beach Park


East Hawaii Island Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Hilo Bay Recreational Thrill Craft
Waiakea Access Corridor, Puhi Bay-Leleiwi Point


West Hawaii Island Ocean
Recreation Management Area

Honaunau Bay Swimming Zone
Kahaluu Bay Swimming Zone
Kalaepaakai Point Commercial Thrill Craft Zone
Oneo Bay Swimming Zone
Kailua Bay Boating Zone
Kailua Pier
Honokohau Swimming Zone
Kua Bay Swimming Zone
Kahuwai Bay
Kiholo Bay Speed Zone
Anaehoomalu Bay
Makaiwa Bay Swimming Zones
Hapuna Bay Swimming Zone
Kaunaoa Bay