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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 visited the North Shore several times during our 8 days on Oahu. We thought it was the most beautiful part of the island. During our ventures we saw sea turtles at Laniakea (Turtle) Beach, tried se...  more »
  • We didn't get to spend a great deal of time here but definitely enjoyed the views. The Van's Surfing competition was going on so it was really crowded and difficult to drive through the area but the w...  more »
  • We traveled with my husband almost all the beaches that there are in the entire island of Oahu, but a of that most impressed us by the big waves were North Shore, crystal clear water and white sand, for all your surfers paradise! Only that I saw some homeless at some beaches.
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