While on Kauai try surfing. Pioneered by Hawaiians , surfing was at one time reserved for those of royal ancestry. Surfing is a fun and healthy water sport. It is easy to get hooked, but please use common sense in the water and don’t forget that the conditions of the ocean can quickly change and become dangerous. Many of the surf spots you hear or have read about are recommended for those with experience and a strong understanding of the ocean. For the novice surfer or visitor wanting to take a shot at surfing, it is best to have a lesson and stick to a spot with a gentle and fun wave. There are a variety of surf shops and local surf schools on the island that will lead you in the right direction.