Well didn't have that problem on Oahu, and we stayed on both sides of the island. But I didn't catch shit from shore either! Did see locals wade past both places every day though casting. Both were lava past the sand so lots of breakoffs.
Headed to Maui for 2 weeks, 1 in Kihei and 1 in Lahaina. Already booked a charter with Die Hard, but would like to surf fish too. Any recomendations on what to use for bait/rigging setup and what areas are good? Anything on the island a must do?