Hanalei Bay, Kauai
Baby waves and no reef make Hanalei a fantastic place to learn surfing. We took a lesson early in the week, and (with the instructor's help) it was surprisingly easy to get going. I caught a wave and stood my very first try! Later in the week we rented boards and practiced on our own, a bit more challenging without an experienced eye to pick out good waves, but still tons of fun.