The advantages for driving are that you can leave immediately, take more luggage and surfboards, and it is often less expensive. If you are renting a car anyway, this may be the way to go. The advantage to flying is it can be faster if you time your international and national flights to coincide well. The commuter flights can be less expensive if you are not renting a car later, and you don’t have to navigate 4 hours of driving, depending upon the number in your party. The flight is 45 minutes more or less and it is gorgeous, it’s a nice bonus as an air tour! You also may choose to hire a driver, which is less work for you, less costly than flying if you have a large party, and allows for you to take a lot of gear easily.