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North Shore, Oahu

(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Quite a drive from downtown Waikiki, but worth every minute once you arrive at the North Shore. Take your time to find a place/beach to visit or beach. Traffic tends to be high and roads reduced to on...  more »
  • Just finished up a great tour of the Dole Plantation and North Shore with our bus driver, Kalani! One of the most informative and fun bus tours by far. Thanks for an outstanding tour, Kalani!  more »
  • We rented a house on the North Shore which was nice break from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Waves are huge in March so you have to be careful of the undertows. Great place for surfing though.  more »