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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

What Does It Feel Like to Surf?

There’s a well know saying in the surfing world,  “Only a Surfer Know’s the Feeling”.   I do know how it feels to get back into the surf after a hiatus of a week or two.  It’s heavenly…..the ocean is so pure in her heart and actions. She will do what she will do and some of us mere humans get to know her and even be friends with her…..the ocean is always a place I can go to seek refuge from the manusha of life on the land.  Paying bills, organizing, scheduling, even cleaning all are not possible in the ocean, especially while surfing.  It’s a kind of meditative place where one can must and only focus on the moment.  Surfing also brings a  feeling of peace, health,  happiness and especially freedom.

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

A Surfer Girl’s New Year’s Resolutions

Every surfer girl should have a set of New Year’s Resolutions to motivate one’s self to improve in life….Here are mine…..

1. Drink a lot more water

2. Eat a lot more live green food

3. Apply sunscreen more often, especially when in the water

4 Practice yoga a lot more

5, Be as kind as I can to everyone all the time

6. Free surf a lot more

7. Call my dad at least once a week

 

By |January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wow 2015 – It’s Been an Amazing Ride Living on the North Shore of Oahu!

Paddling out today on my way to work, I thought, wow who would have thunk 40 plus years later I’d still be living the dream on the North Shore of Oahu?  I tried to remember the first time I swam in her beautiful waters. I remember the first time I looked under the water at Waimea Bay with a mask, I freaked out and ran out of the water, blown away because it was so vast under the sea. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at the time and never would have dreamed of paddle out to the point to challenge myself in the waves. I remember Steve Albert, who still runs Rainbow school taking us students on field trips to bodysurf the shore break at Waimea and to swim through the secret tunnels of Sharks Cove. I remember riding The Bus from Kahaluu to Waialua to ride horses as a teenager and staring at the huge waves of Waimea memorized if only for a few seconds as we rode around the Bay in pre-traffic North Shore…..I remember my first time bottom turning at Pipeline….wow that was a cool day! So now so many, many years later […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments