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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 Haleiwa trip maker website makes visiting North Shore and other Haleiwa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My husband and I spent part of our vacation on the North Shore and the rest on Waikiki. We loved the North Shore. It was quiet and beautiful shores and views. When we went to Waikiki it was loud, lots...  more »
  • Join tours to the north shore from Waikiki. After a short visit to the caiacabeibeachpark, or shopping at the Haleiwa North Shore marketplace, have or lunch at the restaurant of Haleiwa. Unlike Waikiki, yet on the same island, laid-back atmosphere. But actually had only seen pictures of North Shore big wave, Oahu Island tourist amenities.
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  • This was a stop on our Circle island tour. Another natural beauty with gigantic crashing waves. Awesome.  more »
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