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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. Our Oahu trip maker website makes visiting North Shore and other Oahu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We did not have long here but came to see the beach and watch some surfing. It is a good spot as there is parking very close by. The beach is clean and very picturesque. The views are lovely and we sa...  more »
  • Everything was perfect and it was so nice to see professional surfers there with big waves. Aloha Jo.  more »
  • The bus had issues to start with, however baby Mike and Matt were awesome from the the minute we stepped on the bus. These guys had amazing knowledge of the area, gave amazing tips on what to do for t...  more »
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