5 of the Best Surfing Spots in Honolulu After LASIK

There’s no doubt that Honolulu has some of the best surfing spots in the world. Not only is the quality of the waves excellent, but the crystal clear water and radiant blue skies provide a feast for the eyes. 

With so much to see, you’ll want to ensure your eyes are up to the task. That means there’s only one thing that makes surfing even better in Honolulu— LASIK.

LASIK can change your life by providing outstanding, crystal-clear vision and complete freedom from glasses and contact lenses. LASIK will make everything in your life easier and more enjoyable, and surfing is no exception!

When you have LASIK at Sugiki Portis Eye Center in Honolulu, HI, you can look forward to surfing like never before right here in Honolulu. Here are the best spots to check out after you get LASIK surgery:

Queens Beach

Queens Beach is the place to go for beginners learning how to surf. Calm waters with gentle waves make this an excellent spot for laid-back surfing and snorkeling. Kids and adults can enjoy surfing practice in the usually less crowded spot near the Honolulu Zoo.

Learning how to surf becomes much easier when you don’t need to worry about contact lenses or glasses. You’ll spend a lot of time on the sand and in salt water while learning to surf, and getting any of that stuck between your visual aids and your eyes can be uncomfortable. 

With LASIK, you can enter the water without any need for glasses or contact lenses. Without external aids, you can devote your entire focus to perfecting your technique!


Kewalos is a great spot for beginners and intermediate surfers. The waters are calm, with small waves that can get bigger on windy days. Windy days may not be the best when starting out, but they can still be good practice once you get the hang of things!

LASIK surgery is a painless outpatient procedure with an easy, relatively short recovery time. Your vision will be improved almost immediately, and you only have to stay away from the water for a few weeks. 

So, there’s no need to disrupt your surfing this season! If you get LASIK now, you’ll be back out on the waves in no time!

Ala Moana Bowls

Ala Moana Bowls is the surfing spot all the local surfers frequent. The waves are rougher than those at Kewalos and Queens Beach, so you should be at least an intermediate surfer before you hit the waves. 

The Ala Moana bowls were artificially created in the 1950s and produce waves with hollow barrels and fast walls. It’s an exciting and unique spot for experienced surfers to get some practice in!

When you get LASIK at Sugiki Portis Eye Center in Honolulu, HI, you won’t just be able to see without glasses and contact lenses— you’ll see better than you could even with corrective lenses. Over 95% of LASIK patients end up with 20/20 vision or better! 

With vision that good, you’ll have better depth perception, so you’ll have an easier time out on the water. Better sight can sharpen your reaction times dramatically, helping you improve your skills! 

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach is a beautiful beach near Koko’s crater. It’s a popular spot to visit and relax on the sand, but the waters are also great for surfing! 

The waves can get intense, so Sandy Beach is recommended for experts only, except in the Summer when the waves are slightly calmer. For the rest of the year, powerful rip currents form from the sudden drop off on the ocean floor, making it the perfect spot for experienced surfers to catch serious waves!

No matter your experience level, you can enjoy visiting Sandy Beach just to hang out and watch some skilled surfers out on the water. Beautiful beach views will look even better after you have LASIK. 

In addition to better depth perception, LASIK patients also report that colors look more vibrant after surgery. Get LASIK right here in Honolulu, HI, at Sugiki Portis Eye Center, and appreciate the scenery like never before while watching some of our best surfers navigate rip currents!

Banzai Pipeline

Banzai Pipeline, near Ehukai Beach on the northern shore, is one of the planet’s most famous and photographed surfing spots. When the waves hit the shallow reef, they can generate wave faces up to 25 feet high, with hollow barreling sections that are both alluring and treacherous for surfers.

But be warned: it’s experts only at the Banzai Pipeline. With up to 20-foot waves and a razor-sharp reef lurking just below the water’s surface, surfing on the Banzai Pipeline can be dangerous if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing!

With LASIK surgery, you’ll be able to hone in on your surfing skills and generate the motivation you need to become the best! With crystal-clear vision, you can get into and improve skills of all kinds, from surfing to scriptwriting! 

Best of all, most people who wear glasses or contact lenses are great candidates for LASIK. So, chances are you will be, too!

Want to know if LASIK can unlock your future as a top-tier surfer? Contact Sugiki Portis Eye Care in Honolulu, HI,  today to schedule a commitment-free consultation and find out if LASIK is right for you!

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