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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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  • We almost didn't book to stay on the North Shore thinking that staying in Waikiki for two weeks would be fine. So glad we did - stayed at Turtle Bay in a villa which was great for our family of five. ...  more »
  • We explored the North Shore twice during our trip and it's absolutely beautiful. Saw two sunsets and multiple beaches. Definitely a can't miss on Oahu!  more »
  • 这里没有过度的开发,海岸很美,浪很大,人也不少,有排大长队的虾饭,有很多冲浪的人,感觉更加休闲,真应该停下来呆一天。  more »