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.
Most of our students stay off the North Shore, but wished they had stayed on the North Shore of Oahu instead. So we compliled this list of links to places to stay.
http://www.turtlebayresort.com/ – Hotel
http://www.turtlebay-rentals.com/ – Privately owned condos on above
hotel’s golf course.
– Privately owned homes, mostly high end beach front.
https://www.airbnb.com/ similar to vrbo.com but less high end.
http://backpackershawaii.com/ – kind of like a youth hostle, best
prices, fills up fast.
Life on the North Shore is amazing, surfing almost everyday, beautiful views, amazing sunsets and friends that last a lifetime. It’s awesome!
The North Shore Surf Girls surf school offers a weekly surf camp for children ages 10 -17 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday Friday. It’s a 2 hour daily surfing lesson with other children. Your child will learn how to safely enter and exit the water, how to control there surf board and how to catch waves among many other things. For more information on our Summer Surf Camps for kids call us at 808-637-2977.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.