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As you prepare for your upcoming trip, please note Oahu, Hawaii Island (Big Island) and Kauai islands are not impacted by wildfire disasters and are safe for travel. 

As of 9/8/23, the State of Hawaii has an emergency proclamation in place that all non-essential travel to Maui is strongly discouraged until October 8th. OUTRIGGER does have availability at our neighbor island resorts during this time.


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    Surfers In Residence roundup - Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Back to all stories

    Hanging Ten with our Surfers in Residence on Facebook Live

    From Duke Kahanamoku to Eddie Aikau, Oahu is world-famous for not only its iconic surf spots—but some of the top surfers to ever hit the waves. Our Surfers in Residence program celebrates the island's surfing heritage with guest talks and surf sessions with pro surfers and their families. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Facebook Live chats with top surfers on Facebook Live.

    Get up Close and Personal with Surf Legend Kelly Slater 
    Sit with the 11-time world champion as he describes the euphoria of riding a barrel. 
    Get to know his other passions, including golf, jiu jitsu, and music.
    Did You Know: Kelly is the youngest and oldest surfer to win the World Surf League title.

    Surfers In Residence - Kelly Slater


    Tommy Pierucki Talks Surf Photography
    Hear about the captivating the beauty of Waikiki (and its surfers!) with world-renowned photographer Tommy Pierucki 
    Get the insider tip on how to respect Oahu’s surf etiquette.
    Did You Know: Tommy caught his first wave at Waikiki's famous Baby Queens break.

    Surfers In Residence - Tommy Pierucki


    Take a Paddleboard Ride on the Pacific with Tammy Moniz
    Experience the joy of paddle boarding the crystalline waters of Waikiki Beach from your home.
    Did You Know: Waikiki local and ambassador of aloha Duke Kahanamoku is known as the father of modern surfing. 

    Surfers In Residence - Tammy Moniz


    Learn About the Legacy of One of Hawaii's Top Surfers with Lyndie Irons
    The California native and wife of surf legend Andy Irons offers an insight into her life on the islands and campaign for mental health awareness through the Andy Irons Foundation.  
    Did You Know: A local surfboard brand spotted Andy Irons surfing with his brother on Kauai and flew him to Oahu to compete and hone his talents.

    Surfers In Residence - Lyndie Irons


    Hang out on Waikiki Beach with Former Pro Surfer Tony Moniz and Surf Instructor Tammy Moniz
    Get the scoop on fabled Waikiki surf breaks Canoe’s and Queen’s with pro surfer Tony Moniz and his surfer wife Tammy Moniz.
    Did You Know: You can take a personalized surf tour or an adventure on an outrigger canoe at Tammy and Tony's Faith Surf School  (located right on the beach in front of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort)

    Surfers In Residence - Faith Surf School


    Surfer and Music Teacher Tiara Hernandez Drops In for a Singalong
    Tune in to hear Tiara and Tammy Moniz perform their co-written song I Love Hawaii.
    Hear about Tiara's arts and music festival for kids, Keikichella.
    Did You Know: Tiara is one of five siblings, one of whom is the singer-songwriter Bruno Mars.

    Surfers In Residence - Tiara Hernandez


    Pohaku Stone Chats About Board Carving and Malama ‘Aina
    Listen as surfboard carver and waterman Tom ‘Pohaku’ Stone remembers riding waves with Duke Kahanamoku and the ‘Uncles’ of Waikiki Beach
    Get up close and personal as Pohaku shows his carving technique using a century-old block plane tool.
    Did You Know: Malama ‘aina is the sacred Hawaiian ethos for taking care of the land. 

    Surfers In Residence - Pohaku Stone


    Meet the Two-Time World Champion Surfer Kelia Moniz
    Get Kelia's insider faves for dining at Duke’s Waikiki
    Did You Know: Kelia and her four brothers are all pro surfers.

    Surfers In Residence - Kelia Moniz


    Model-slash-Pro-Bodyboarder Travis Smith Gives a Tour of the North Shore’s Cutest Cafe Stand 
    See a demonstration of how to make the Sunrise Shack’s famous organic bullet coffees.
    Hang out with Travis in the garden as he shares his passion for the islands, surfing, and a mean acai bowl.
    Did You Know: Travis co-founded the Sunrise Shack with his two brothers Alex and Koa and their friend, pro surfer Koa Rothman.

    Surfers In Residence - Travis Smith


    Captain Barney Reveals His Family Ties To the Outrigger Waikiki
    Hear about the significance of the canoe in Polynesian culture with canoe captain and surf instructor, Captain Barney.
    Did You Know: Barney is the third generation of his family to work at the Outrigger. 

    Surfers In Residence - Captain Barney

    Follow the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort on Facebook to catch the next Live chats from our resident surfers.

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