The North Shore
Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

If ever a stretch of coast deserved to be called the surfing mecca of the world, it’s Oahu’s North Shore—specifically Waimea Bay, Pipeline, and Sunset Beach. In December, when waves are at their peak, the North Shore hosts three competitive events known as the Triple Crown of Surfing: O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, the Reef Hawaiian Pro, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Novice surfers, though, shouldn’t shy away from this prime surfing spot. Beach waters on the North shore are calmer during the summer months, and it also has coves shielded from big waves that provide the perfect conditions for learners. The North Shore has also been used as a filming location for movies including Blue Crush, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, North Shore, and it was even depicted in animation for the family film Surf’s Up.

Oahu, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Aloha Tower
Banzai Pipeline
Byodo-In Temple
Children's Discovery Center
Chinaman's Hat
Diamond Head Crater
Dole Plantation
Doris Duke's Shangri La
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Elvis Aloha Statue
Foster Botanical Garden
Hanauma Bay
Hawaii Army Museum Society
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Bust
Hawaii State Art Museum
Hawaii's Plantation Village
Hawaiian Railway
Honolulu Aquarium
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Surfing Museum
Honolulu Zoo
'Iolani Palace
Ka'ena Point State Park
Kahana Bay Beach Park
Kailua Beach
Kaneana Cave
Kawaiahao Church
King Kamehameha V Statue
Koko Crater Botanical Gardens
Kualoa Ranch
Lanai Lookout
Lanikai Beach
Liliuokalani Protestant Church
Lost: Crash Site of Oceanic Flight 815
Lost: The Beach Camp
Lyon Arboretum
Magnum P.I.'s House
Malaekahana Beach
Mission Houses Museum
Moanalua Gardens
Mohandas Gandhi Statue
Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Pacific Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor
Pokai Bay
Polynesian Culture Center
Pupukea Beach Park
Queen Emma Gardens
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Robert Wilcox Statue
Royal Mausoleum
Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
Senator Fong's Plantation
Sugar Mill Ruins
Teddy Bear World
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
The Liljestrand House
The Natatorium War Memorial
The North Shore
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum
Waikiki Beach
Waimea Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Washington Place

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