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jsmilez321 10-04-2012 8:56 AM

Honolulu wakeboarding??
Hey guys going on my honeymoon in Hawaii in two weeks wanted to know if there was anywhere i could get a pull there? Since it is so touristy i figured i could find a place who gives pulls.. any help would be greatly appreciated

jhartt3 10-04-2012 9:40 AM

I'm down here in kauai now and havent seen or found anyone who does it.

wakerider111 10-04-2012 11:00 AM


kauai should be the most promising island to find wakeboarding on.
the wailua river is popular for that and where Ryan Siebring used to board if i am not mistaken

slipknot 10-04-2012 11:04 AM

Kauai has the Wailua River, and there is a guy who pulls folks right there. It aint cheap. ;) But then again its Hawaii.


I think his name is Kenny. I rode with him in 2004 when I was there for the Tige US open

slipknot 10-04-2012 11:16 AM

Honolulu? You will need to find Reid Shimabukuru (SP)

ryan_shima1 10-04-2012 8:35 PM

My brother, Reid Shimabukuro, isn't involved so much anymore. Sold his boats years ago and closed RNR surf & ski back in 2003. The only place on Oahu to pay for a pull is at Koko Marina at Hawaii Sports (owner is Cormac O'Carroll). I haven't seen him in years but they use to use ski nautiques. Only drawbacks is that they aren't allowed to use ballast and they have to run in circles. Plus, there's a lot of watersports merchants who use the area so the water gets really rolly.

I hope you have a fun honeymoon anyways. Aloha!

tonyv420 10-05-2012 11:45 AM

Kauai waterski and surf is awesome! My son and I rode the Wailua river for a hour for 100 bucks!! it was cool! All the tourists take pics of you while you ride, its kinda funny! On Oahu, prob only place to get somewhat good water might be Kaneohe Bay.

ryan_shima1 10-05-2012 12:42 PM

Yes, you can ride on the Wailua river on Kauai, but they can't ballast the boats there for merchant towing so the wakes are small. But the experience is awesome. Yan't beat the lush, tropical scenery.

But he's asking for riding on Oahu, and Kaneohe Bay is awesome for riding, but there's no tow services anymore since my brother shut down RNR surf and ski.

Again, unless you know someone personally on the island, your only option is to contact Hawaii Sports at Koko Marina.

I've hooked up riders with pulls from WW in the past, but that's only when I'm actually there on the island, visiting my family at the time.

dbdb 10-05-2012 2:24 PM

http://oahuwaterskiclub.com/index.html I saw what looked like an sv211 in the old photos here. I have no idea how you'd go about getting a pull on it though

dbdb 10-05-2012 2:26 PM

actually I saw the SV211 in the "members and videos" section

ryan_shima1 10-05-2012 7:03 PM

You have to be a member of Oahu Waterski club, or any of the 3 clubs, or be with a member of the club, to use that site. I'm a member of OWSC and you can only access that area by boat since it's about 1/4 of a mile off shore.

You can send an email on the OWSC's website with your trip dates info and ask for a pull. They tend to email the membership seeing if anyone will be riding during that time. No guarantee's but it's worth a shot.

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