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Popoiʻa Island (Flat Island)

Suitable for:
Active vacationer, nature lover
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Well known, but not overcrowded
TouriSpot
Insider Tip
Allow time:
2 Hours
Optimal arrival time:
no matter
Cost:
free
Suitable for:
Active vacationer, nature lover
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Well known, but not overcrowded
TouriSpot
Insider Tip
Allow time:
2 Hours
Optimal arrival time:
no matter
Cost:
free

Current weather and surf conditions

Stand from: 4. July 2022, 02:43:46
Weather
79° Fahrenheit
Overcast
Wind: Northeast at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
Surf Conditions
4-6 feet
Nearshore: na
Offshore: high

Popoiʻa Island (Flat Island) - Description

Only about 400 m from the coast of the Kailua Beach away, lies this tiny island, also known as the Flat Island is known. Popoi'a Island is breeding place for shearwaters, a bird species that have made the small island their own.

To see the island up close, there are different options. If you want to paddle across by kayak, you can go to the Kailua Beach rent one at various places. This is definitely one of the easiest ways to reach Iceland with relative ease. Who on Popoi'a Island may go ashore, should park the kayak at the small sandy section and try to keep the distance to the animals to disturb them as little as possible. A walk is possible only at the edge.

Another alternative is to rent a stand-up paddle, which are also available in rentals at the Kailua Beach there. However, depending on the swell, this requires a little more stamina and possibly prior experience with this sports equipment.

The idea of simply swimming over to the island should rather be discouraged. The current and the waves are not to be underestimated, even though it seems that Popoi'a Island is only a stone's throw away.

What we say

Tommy
Paddling to the Iceland by kayak is certainly the easiest and safest method. It is definitely a little adventure.
Our checklist & tips:
  • Parking at Kailua Beach
  • Rent kayak or stand-up paddle and pay 3$ Landing Fee Permit
  • Pack camera

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Longitude: -157.721000000000
Latitude: 21.399300000000

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