Outside Activities

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo was named one of Outside Magazine’s “Top 40 schools where you can hit the books and the backcountry...kayak or paddle canoes on Hilo Bay, surf at nearby Honoliʻi beach; there's skiing and snowboarding on Mauna Kea. Geology majors watch a live volcano, Kīlauea, erupt.” (September 2003)

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Snorkel with turtles.
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Skateboard in Volcano Village.
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Surf by the Singing Bridge in Hilo.
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Paddle canoes in Hilo Bay.
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Snowboard on Mauna Kea.
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Windsurf in Hilo and Kaʻaluʻalu Bays.
Stand up paddle in Hilo Bay.
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Surf at nearby Honoliʻi.
Or, just rest on the beach!