Few spots in Hawaii are as iconic
as Oahu's North Shore. The magnificent waves that swell here during the winter season have been crucial to professional surfing as it exists today, and the spectacle awes and entertains visitors from all over the world. While bustling Honolulu certainly has its charms
, many prefer our North Shore vacation rentals for a slightly more relaxed pace.
Catching North Shore Waves
November through February, the legendary North Shore boasts some of the world's best surfing. Experts ride 30-foot swells and compete for prestigious titles, and spectators gather to enjoy the show. Scope out the action at Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, two of the area's hottest spots. While winter surfing on beautiful Oahu's
North Shore should be left to professionals, the calmer summer waves are much more inviting for beginners and swimmers.
Things to Do on Oahu's North Shore
Surfers aren't the only ones inhabiting the North Shore's turbulent waters. Sea turtles have been known to swim alongside snorkelers at Turtle Bay and the surrounding areas, so keep an eye out. When you're ready for a break from the beach, check out Haleiwa Town's dining and shopping. Visitors should explore Oahu's rich history with a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. Don't leave without trying an authentic shave ice - this is the real deal!
Whatever you're looking for in a trip to Oahu, you'll find it in this charming region. Explore our North Shore vacation rentals and see why this area is so beloved by locals and tourists alike.
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