Surfing on the North Shore can be crowded especially at the more advanced surfing spots…Beginner surfing lessons are usually never crowded because all the pro surfers favor the more advanced surfing breaks on the North Shore. Every once in a few years a special event happens, the South Shore of Oahu including Waikiki has a good south swell and at the same time the North Shore of Oahu has a late winter episode of good surf. This is a North Shore surfers dream come true because all the townies stay in town and us North Shore locals get to enjoy our favorite surfs spots with out the town crowds…
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The North Shore Surf Girls teach stand up paddle boarding lessons or SUP surfing lessons on the North Shore of Oahu Daily at 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00pm. To book a standup paddle board lesson or SUP lesson on the North Shore call the North Shore Surf Girls – Surf school at 808-637-2977 or click here Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
Most of the surfing beaches on the North Shore are for experts only. A beginner surfer should always take a surfing lesson and then spend a season surfing every day at one of the surfing beaches listed below before trying more advanced surfing beaches.
1. Puaena Point
2. Freddie Land
3 Chun’s Reef (Summer months only)
Keala Kennelly was named the 2013 Girls Billabong Performance Champion last night in California. She won $5,000 which is pretty good unless you figure that the mens champion won $50,000. Must be that 10 times more men wear Billabong clothing, one hopes in any case. Bellow is a summary of the rules for the contest….
The Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award will be won by the individual surfer who — based on review of available video images by a panel of experts — demonstrates the most advanced and committed level of big wave surfing performance during a single successful ride during the annual event period. Judging criteria is purely SUBJECTIVE and will be calculated from the votes of a large panel of surfers, photographers and surf magazine editors and writers. The first prize will be awarded in the amount of $50,000. Second prize will be awarded in the amount of $5,000. The XXL Ride of the Year finalists finishing third through fifth will receive $1,500 each. The videographer who captures the definitive video clip of the winning ride will be awarded $5,000.
Every day thousands of people visit our beaches on the North Shore of Oahu to surf, swim, snorkel and even sun bath and for some reason a small percentage of these people leave trash on the beach. Please, please don’t be one of these people. It is the hope of the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School that everyone who goes to the beach will not only take all their trash with them when they leave but also pick up any trash left by fellow beach goes. Leaving one’s trash at the beach is super ignorant so too is walking by trash left by others. Let’s all pitch in and keep our beaches pristine.
It’s a well know fact that the North Shore of Oahu has the best surf in all the Hawaiian Islands. One of the reasons is that the trade winds blow perfectly off and side off shore creating the best ever surfing conditions especially for beginner surfing lessons….
Following on with the theme of what we love on the North Shore…Yes, the sun does live on the North Shore, when she’s not shining, which is 99% of the time, she lives in the foothills of Mt. Kaala.
PS and parking on the North Shore is free…..
There are really so many wonderful things about living on the North Shore. First and most obviously the beaches and off shore waters. We have miles and miles of white sandy beaches. Green sea turtles and monk seals along with an untold number of other shoreline species sharing this space between the land and ocean with us humans. The North Shore is also know as the Surfing Capitol of the World. The title says it all. Every year a couple of thousand or more surfing enthusiast from around the world join the tight knit North Shore community for 7 months of surfing joy. When the waves are perfect it’s heaven on Earth. When the wind’s blow on-shore and it’s victory at sea, everybody is still happy because the air is clean and filled with the smell of salt. Thirdly the North Shore Sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world. My favorite one happened one evening at Sunset Beach. I paddled out on my boogie board on a good size swell with strong off shore winds and a full moon on the rise…The sheer beautify of nature came together as the setting sun lit up the spray from the offshore winds blowing up the faces of waves, while the full moon peaked over the ridge. Finally the people on the North Shore are all amazing…
Protecting one’s skin while learning how to surf is very important to many of our surf students. Protecting our skin while teaching our students is also very important to the North Shore Surf Girls…So we usually wear long sleeve surf shirts, long leggings and Coolibar surfing gloves.. A word on the importance of protecting your hands from the sun while surfing; the skin on the back of your hands is very thin and easily damaged by the sun, also when you paddle your surf board the back of your hand facing up and very exposed to the sun….
All the underwater reefs in the world are endangered from many things, including human beings walking on them. So when you take a surfing lesson, go swimming or for a free surf, don’t wear reef shoes. Besides making it hard to; balance on your surfboard and swim, they not only make you look like a kook, (surfer slang for very uncool) reef shoes crush the reef when you walk on ocean floor with them. It’s much healthier for our friends in the ocean for humans to not touch the reef at all.