Best Towns 2010: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Runner Up: Best for Surfing (West)

Aug 2, 2010
Outside Magazine

Kona, Hawaii    Photo: Courtesy of Kona Village Resort

Kona (pop. 30,889) might be better known as the site of the Ironman World Championships, but the surfing is so good that it used to be reserved for island royalty. Newbies will find gentler breaks at Pine Trees, while hard-chargers will prefer the bigger barrels at neighboring Lymans and Banyans. But here's the clincher: Housing prices are less than half what you'll find on Oahu's famed North Shore.

Filed To: Surfing, Best Towns, Hawaii, Stand Up Paddleboards

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