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Dr. Beach Should Name at least 4 of the Beaches on the North Shore of Oahu as Top in the World

The North Shore of Oahu has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet the famous Dr. Beach never names them in his list of top beaches because of the big surf during the our winter months. Dr. Beach is wrong. Most of our beaches have lifeguards, and in the summer months virtually all the North Shore beaches are super safe. For example the North Shore’s Waimea Bay has the best and largest sandy beach of any beach in Hawaii. it resembles a gigantic swimming pool in the summer months with a sandy bottom and sea turtles swimming near the edges. Dr. Beach should recognize the North Shore Beaches for what they are and include a warning to always consult a lifeguard when entering the water or better yet hire a surf instructor to teach you to surf.

By |May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is the Surfing Capitol of the World In More Ways then One

North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is the Surfing Capitol of the World In More Ways then One. Surfing lessons are offered daily in safe small wave coves. In the winter season would be surfers can watch spectacular waves crashing on white sand beaches in safety. Always, always consult a lifeguard or hire a water safety professional guide to keep you safe when entering the ocean on the North Shore of Oahu.

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beaches with shade on the North Shore of Oahu

Beaches with shade on the North Shore of Oahu are hard to find.  The best way to find a shady beach on the North Shore of Oahu is to bring a beach umbrella with you.  However, be super careful that it is well anchored in the sand even on days with little wind.  If the wind is strong 15 mph or more do not use an umbrella instead look for a Kamani tree.

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Places to Swim on the North Shore of Oahu

Best Places to Swim on the North Shore of Oahu.  The best place to swim on the North Shore is during the summer at Waimea Bay.  If you decide that you want to swim at another beach on the North Shore, choose one that has a lifeguard on duty.  When swimming on the North Shore always check in with the lifeguard on duty.  Following is a list of beaches that have lifeguards on the North Shore; Haleiwa, Laniakea, Chuns Reef, Waimea Bay, Ehukai and Sunset beaches.  Please also get a surfing lesson or surf guide if you are new to surfing or even just new to surfing on the North Shore.

By |May 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alec Cook “Ace Cool” 1956 – 2015

Alec Cook, better know as Ace Cool went night surfing at 20 ft Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu to catch some waves under the full moon by himself. Armed only with a headlamp and glow stick tied to the front of his board, he never returned.  Many might question the sanity of paddling out to Waimea at 20 ft even in the day light let alone after dark, but for a waterman who had been surfing huge waves for over 30 years it was just a good way to avoid the crowds.  Like so many other surfer’s Alek Cooke’s love  of the ocean ran through every vein in his body making Waimea Bay a fitting final resting place.  Alec was know to be a showman and like so many living in the surfing capitol of the world, sought fame and glory.  In Alec Cooke’s way it was by riding huge outer reef waves before anyone else did and claiming it with postcards, poster’s and t-shirts.  News of his disappearance  spread far and wide to all corners of the internet providing him with the fame he sought in life. Alec however was a little different then the rest […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Triple Crown of Surfing

The Van’s 2015 Triple Crown of surfing competition details are below:

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #2 Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  November 12 – 23, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #1 Vans World Cup of Surfing, Sunset Beach Park, North Shore Oahu, November 24 – December 6, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #3  Billabong Pipe Masters, Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  December 8 – 20, 2015

 

VTCS CHAMPIONS

2014
Julian Wilson
AUS

2013
John John Florence
HAWAII

2012
Sebastien Zietz
HAWAII

2011
John John Florence
HAWAII

2010
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2009
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2008
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2007
Bede Durbidge
AUSTRALIA

2006
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2005
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2004
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

2003
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2002
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2001
Myles Padaca
HAWAII

2000
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1999
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1998
Kelly Slater
USA

1997
Michael Rommelse
AUSTRALIA

1996
Kaipo Jaquias
HAWAII

1995
Kelly Slater
USA

1994
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1993
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1992
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1991
Tom Carroll
AUSTRALIA

1990
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1989
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1988
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1987
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1986
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1985
Michael Ho
HAWAII

1984
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1983
Michael Ho
HAWAII

By |October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar

North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar
The North Shore of Oahu is the world’s mecca when it comes to surfing contest, so it’s strange that as of this blog writing there is no set calendar.  The North Shore of Oahu host the Triple Crown of Surfing, which includes the Pipe Master’s.  The North Shore is also home to the Quick Silver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.  The reason is that the Park Department in City and County of Honolulu decides which organizations get to run contest during the winter surf season on the North Shore of Oahu. This process of deciding who gets to the contest is hotly contested and frequently ends up in court.  A solution would be to issue multi year North Shore Oahu surf contest calendars so that athletes, sponsors, visitors and community members can better plan for it.  Another problem with this last minute issuing of the annual North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar is that women surfers get less then 10% of the surf contest time. This lack of gender equality is a real problem for the development of surfing.  It’s also very unfair to the professional women surfers in the world.  Mostly it hurts Hawaii’s […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hurricane Alley generating Amazing Surf on Oahu

Hurricane Alley generating Amazing Surf on Oahu
As I write there are three active category 4 hurricanes literally surrounding the Hawaiian Islands.  This is a bit scary, but Hurricane Alley is generating amazing surf on the North Shore!  Due to hotter and hotter waters in the Pacific Ocean these hurricanes keep coming.  Lucky for Hawaii water temperatures maps around the islands show slightly cooler waters then on either side of us.  This phenomenon appears to be pulling the hurricanes away  from our tiny island chain and at the same time sending us awesome surf.

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer of Surf on Oahu’s North Shore!

I’ve been waiting for the surf on the North Shore to break all Summer long ever since my first Winter surfing out here.  This was the Summer of Surf on the North Shore of Oahu for sure.  We’ve had waves everyday!  Now as we head into Labor Day, the traditional end of Summer it’s still cranking.  The next big event will be the first swell of the Winter Surfing Season.  On a side note very happy that last Summer’s coral bleaching “event”  has not repeated it’s self.  Next blog I will comment on the trade winds or lack of.

By |August 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Paddle a Surf Board Correctly

Paddling a surf board correctly is one of the most fundamental aspects of learning to surf.  Your surf instructor can push you into waves for days and even tow you back out,  giving you an excellent surfing experience, leaning to paddle the board yourself is key to becoming a real surfer.  There are two paddling strokes, the butterfly and the crawl, both are swimming terms used to help a surfing student visualize how to paddle a surf board.  The trick is to get the surf board gliding on the water by not creating drag at the end of the stroke or paddle.  This is achieved by taking the arm fully out of the water as you move it as far towards the front of the surf board for your next stroke.

By |July 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments