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The North Shore is the best place for winter surfing on "monster waves". Waves can reach up to 30 feet at Waimea Bay. As you drive down the North Shore and enjoy this beautiful countryside be sure to visit historic Hale'iwa town where you will find many unique gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, surf shops and art galleries.

The North Shore of Oahu is also an excellent place for snorkeling, diving, surfing, fishing, and from December to early May, whale watching. Within walking distance from Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, you will find Sharks Cove which is rated top 12 in the world by scuba Diving Magazine. This is a fantastic place to snorkel in the summer season. Don't be alarmed, its name comes from the fin like shape of the lava rock that forms the cove. The nearby, Waimea Adventure Park, boasts 1,800 tropical acres of Hawaiian plants and exotic birds. There is something for everyone on the North Shore.

Climate: Like most of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu has only two seasons:

  • "Summer" between May and October
  • "Winter" between October and April.

Average temperature: 69.4 - 80.6 (°F).

Hanauma Bay Nature Park

Crystal clear water, abundant marine life and a living coral reef mean Hanauma Bay is one of the premiere snorkeling destinations in the islands any time of year. A gently sloping beach fronts directly on the horseshoe shaped bay, formed in the remains of Koko Head Crater, an ancient cinder-cone volcano, now breached and filled with sea water. Within this half-mile-wide bay are one of the prettiest reefs and the most abundant fish life in Hawaii.
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Sport Fishing

Whether you're a seasoned angler who enjoys the battle of a thousand pound marlin peeling line off the end of your rod tip or someone who wants the fishing experience of a lifetime with your family or friends on the beautiful seas off the coast of O'ahu, Hawaii, the Karlyn is the fishing boat for you. Choose North Shore Sportfishing to host you and your guests on the fishing charter of a lifetime.
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Waimea Bay Beach Park

Heart of board surfers paradise - the largest surfable waves in the world, 30 feet is not uncommon during winter months.
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The Bus: Oahu's Transit Services

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Dive with Dave

Dave is a PADI certified and insured instructor who has taught over 150 people how to scuba dive. Dave is also a professional commercial photographer. If you are into scuba diving and photography, there is no better person to dive with on the island of Oahu.
Visit divewithdave.com

Aquatic Surfari's

Marine biologist team crew one of the few private sailboat charters in Hawaii. Unique adventures range from cryptic coral spawning or out-of-this-world meteor showers to intimate whale/dolphin encounters on a sensitive, conservation-minded journey. Their six passenger maximum makes this a don't miss event!
Visit: sailhawaii.com

Sunset Beach

Famous board surfing beach - site of professional surfing contests. Spectacular winter surf reaches heights of 20 feet.
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North Shore Eco-Surf Tours

Surfing sessions and lessons along Oahu's North Shore - the most famous stretch of surfing beach on earth. Windsurfing, mountain biking, and hiking packages available.
Visit: northshoreecotours.com

Banzai Pipeline: Ehukai Beach Park

The Banzai Pipeline is a beautiful tubed surfing break. When it's "cranking," the surf is some of the most spectacular in the world. These powerful waves break savagely on the reef displaying their massive power. Ehukai Beach Park has some of the best sandbar surf on O`ahu during the Spring and Summer.
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Sunset Suzy's Surf School

Specializing in beginners who want to learn the sport of ancient Hawaiian kings! Suzy is a lifeguard, professional surfer, and stunt woman for the television series Baywatch Hawaii, and has taught tourists from Ireland to New York.
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Waimea Valley Adventure Park

One of last partially intact ahupua‘a on O`ahu, Waimea Valley consists of 1,875 acres and has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Native Hawaiian history. Waimea, “The Valley of the Priests,” gained its title around 1090 when the ruler of O‘ahu awarded the land to the kähuna nui. Descendants of the high priests lived and cared for much of the Valley until 1886.
Visit waimeavalley.net

Original Glider Rides & Bi-Plane Flights

Check in with "Mr. Bill" and take a ride in a bubble-topped sailplane, an open-cockpit 1941 Stearman bi-plane, or a Pitts S-2B aerobatic sport bi-plane.
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Hale'iwa Town (Historic)

A plantation town that has come of age - old general stores co-exist with modern boutiques, art galleries and eateries. Former summer playground of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last reigning monarch. Largest marina on the north shore.
Visit Haleiwa Video

Paradise Cove Luau

Paradise Cove is one of the largest and most respected luau shows in Hawai'i. Located at the beautiful Ko Olina Resort on the leeward coast of O'ahu, Paradise Cove features brilliant sunset views from there 12-oceanfront acres.
Visit: paradisecove.com

Dole Pineapple Plantation

The Dole Plantation, Hawaii’s "Pineapple Experience," is located about 10 minutes away from historic Haleiwa town.
Visit doleplantation.com

Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center is a unique treasure created to share with the world the cultures, diversity and spirit of the nations of Polynesia.
Visit polynesia.com