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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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  • North shore has always been special to me. The relaxed vibe takes you back decades ago to a more simple time without cell phones and Facebook. Just the beach and the wind and the sound of fun.  more »
  • Landed in Honolulu and already had a hotel booked near Waikiki. It might as well be Miami Beach or Santa Monica beach. Hotels right up against the beach. Unless you only want a tourists’ holiday jump ...  more »
  • Rented a car and drove up the coast from Waikiki. Absolutely gorgeous scenic views of the ocean, rocks and foliage. Plenty of places to park, swim and use facilities. Big waves and surf culture at the...  more »

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