When the smaller waves begin to feel like second nature, and you’re ready to take your novice skills to the next level, Talia Decoite recommends transitioning to this beach break in Hookipa on the island’s north shore. The notorious windsurfing spot features three different peaks -- Pavillions, Middles, and the Point. The first and third peak are more aggressive, with a strong current, and should be left to advanced surfers, but Decoite says Middles is a good spot when the summer swell brings smaller, softer waves and can be a nice transition for beginning longboarders to attempt to take their next steps. Staying on your board can be tough, and wipe outs are all but guaranteed; however, Decoite says the more time you’re out in the water, the better -- you’ll get more experience, and learn something about the ocean and the waves.
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