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).