Wai Kai is the first “citywave” technology powered wave in Hawaii. This tech has created an 100 foot wide standing wave that can be adjusted up to chest-head high. Think of the best river wave you’ve ever seen then make it wider and more controlled. The wave is also right on the South Shore of Oahu, just West of Honolulu, making it a must stop on your Hawaiian adventure. This wave is perfectly suited to beginner surfers learning how to balance all the way up to advanced rippers perfecting their open face gouges. The wave offer the opportunity to be split into sections as well, so one can practice whitewater rebounding and share the wave with a couple other surfers safely.
The pool faces South, so the best winds are from the South. Tides/wave direction are irrelevant of course. In terms of attire, boardshorts or a bikini will be good year round.
The pool is currently open 8 AM to 8 PM to the public. Prices are darn good, and if you are a local you get a 25% discount on sessions. You’ll be looking at $200 for non local and around $150 for local. Check out their site for more information.
Other than the wave, the facility boasts a massive lagoon perfect for families to relax in. There are also a multitude of high quality restaurants and bars to take part in in between sessions while you watch the show. Wai Kai is also building out a retail section to encourage lifestyle shopping.