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Hawaiian Champion Surfer, Carissa Moore Wins for 3rd Time Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Friday, April 10, 2015) – Carissa Moore (HAW) has won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach after battling Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the Final for the right to ring the Bell. Victory for the two-time world champion today sees her take three consecutive Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach titles and become the first female surfer in Championship Tour (CT) history to achieve this feat. Moore defeated Tyler Wright (AUS) in both 2013 and 2014 for her prior wins.
Moore and Gilmore have previously had 20 CT heats together, with 10 wins apiece until Moore took the edge today following their 21st match-up. Most recently the pair faced off in the Final at Snapper Rocks, where Moore took victory and claimed the first CT win of 2015.
“It’s such an honor, I love coming down here and it’s such a magical place,” Moore said. “It’s just been such a beautiful experience and I feel super blessed. It’s challenging not only to regroup after a win, but you’re also competing against the best in the world so you really have to be in tip top shape.”
This win is Moore’s third CT victory in a row after triumphing in Maui last season […]

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

Haleiwa Named Coolest Outdoor Town in America

Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu used to be a sleepy little plantation town frequented mostly by surfers and field workers.  Those of us who have lived here for ever know that we are “living the dream”.  With it’s near perfect weather and location just off the beautiful pacific ocean it’s a surfer’s , diver’s and ocean lover’s dream come true.

 

By |April 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keala Kennelly Win’s Women’s Pipeline Pro Surfing Contest Sponsored by Surf N Sea

Surfing’s Keala Kennelly, 36, drew upon every ounce of her Pipeline and competitive experience today to win the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro, presented by Brazilian Show Room. A seasoned professional and big wave specialist who has been ranked as high as #2 in the world, Kennelly was unstoppable in waves that ranged from clean 4- to 6-foot barrels in the morning, to hefty double-overhead, wind-blown beach break conditions in the final. The Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro is a QS1,000 event sanctioned by the World Surf League, and is run in conjunction with the Pipe Pro Junior Men’s event.Runner-up to Kennelly was North Shore’s rising star Honolua Blomfield (Haleiwa); third place was former touring professional Melanie Bartels (Waianae); fourth was Moana Jones (Haleiwa) – the youngest of the finalists at just 15 years of age who was impressive in the solid surf on hand.
From the outset of the 35-minute final, Kennelly took a totally different approach to the other finalists, heading further west towards gnarly waves at Off-The-Wall. It was there that she scored some of the biggest rides of the day, opting for high-risk vertical turns and critical close-out maneuvers that shot her to an early […]

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

Mike Stewart wins 2015 Quiksilver Body Surfing Extravaganza!!

Mike Stewart, in a tight battle with long time body surfing rival Mark Cunningham, won the Quiksilver Body Surfing Extravaganza. Surf was small in the 1-3 foot range and the event was held
at Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu, the more consistent peak in the area. Super glassy  ocean conditions prevailed all day and about 45 contestants were up for the challenge! Body surfing is the art and sport of riding a wave without the assistance of any buoyant device. Bodysurfers typically equip themselves only with a pair of specialized fins that optimize propulsion and help the bodysurfer catch, ride and kick out of waves. It is considered an art form and most of the wave riders love the feeling of having nothing but their bodies to pull off the spins, tube rides and off the lips that they do in the surf. The event was sponsored in part by Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant, Viper Fins, Da Fin and the Lifeguard Association. Thanks to Rick Williams for the organization. This event is a community service style event run in conjunction with the Surf n Sea Pipeline Womens Pro presented by Brazilian Show Room and the WSL Pro Junior. Thanks to […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Makes for a Really Good Day Learning To Surf?

First you must choose the correct location for the weather and surf conditions that day. On the North Shore of Oahu you mostly want to avoid fronts arriving and Westerly winds. If your in doubt on the weather please call us at 808-637-2977 before 9:00am on the day of your surfing lesson and we can help you reschedule your lesson if necessary.

By |March 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Buy Your First Surf Board

After a students first surfing lesson, I’m frequently asked where can I buy a surfboard. My advice DO NOT buy a surfboard until you’ve rented one of similar size, shape and thickness and ridden it successfully. I can’t tell you how many beginner surfer students I’ve meet who sent to a surf shop and got sold a high proformance surfboard ment for an advanced surfer.  The problem is that once you ride a board you can’t return it.  If you have to buy a surfboard right away go to Costco and buy the Storm.

By |March 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Falling in Love with Surfing Everyday

I remember first falling in love with surfing and waves one day as a young girl playing in the tiny shore break waves on an Eastside beach on the island of Oahu. While our family did not hit the beach very often, this day, while the sun burned my fair Irish skin, I remember the feeling of small waves breaking over my head and loving the feeling of being enveloped in water . Fast forwarding to the future and teaching surfing….everyday I thank the ocean for choosing me.

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

The Best of Haleiwa AKA Surf City USA – Hawaii

Here’s a short list of must do things in Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu.

1. Take a surfing lesson with the North Shore Surf Girls

2. Eat some shave ice at Matsumoto’s

3.  Buy a new bikini at San La Renzo’s

4. Drink a maitai at Haleiwa Joe’s

5.  Watch the sun set over Haleiwa Harbor

By |February 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Reasons to Learn to Surf

Picking up a  new  sport takes a commitment of time and money, so why spend the time learning to surf? We came up with 10 reasons below, to be sure there are many more.

1. Surfing is super fun

2. Surfing is great for your health

3. Surfing helps your mind

4. Surfing is a great way to meet people

5. Surfing will make you and environmentalist

6.  Surfing is free

7. Surfing is good for people of all ages and genders

8.  Surfing is the best way to enjoy the sun, sand and surf

9. Surfing is cool

10.  Surfing is a great way to spend the rest of your life.

By |January 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sun protection in the 21 Century While Surfing or learning to Surf

There are three key ways to protect your skin from the sun while surfing or even learning to surf. The first way is to surf in the early morning or late afternoon. The second way is to cover your skin up with lycra clothing. The third way is to reapply sunscreen to exposed areas every 15 minutes….That’s it. Enjoy your day in the sun everyone!

By |January 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments