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North Shore, Oahu
(4.6/5 based on 800+ 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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  • We rented a car and drove along the North Shore. We stopped at some roadside vans to eat. Walked on the beach, saw a turtle, big waves. 
  • Our tour guide was Pualani who was awesome and fun. Extremely knowledgeable and full of good stories! 
  • North Shore was very nice! Would definitely go again when in Hi! There is a lot to see in that area. The only thing is ....if you are riding the BUS from the Waikiki area, you are in for a VERY LONG R...  more »