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North Shore, Oahu

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If you’re looking for the perfect wave, you might find it at the surfing mecca of North Shore. Clear blue water, white sand, and friendly animals attract tourists throughout the year. In the winter, though, especially in December, the surfers take over. For beginners, there are numerous surf schools; true professionals get an invitation to an exclusive competition, held every year when waves are 6.1 m (20 ft) or higher. Filmmakers have used the beach as the backdrop for a number of surfing movies, and the television show "Lost" shot scenes here as well. Plan to visit North Shore and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Haleiwa attractions using our Haleiwa vacation trip planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    If you want to lay back and chill, the North Shore is for you. Beautiful beaches to lay on and warm water to surf, SUP, snorkel, swim and generally frolic in. If it is surfing you really want, you nee...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I mean it's busy...but look beyond the tourists and it is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. One thing, don't get the pineapple drink at the markets..its just luke warm pineapple juice in a p...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    From Waikiki on the hokule'a JAL and went towards the north shore. Where to shop, and also spot sea turtles seen and the laid-back atmosphere is also where you want to go.
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