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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I first paddled out at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in the Winter of 1984 and surfed it almost every day it broke for years and years. I love the place..it’s a super powerful wave, and beautiful beyond comparison. Surfing Pipe is like playing in the very heart of the ocean. Fast forward to 2011 and a great surf I had there just three days ago, my first for this Winter and one of only 10 times I’ve paddled out to Pipe in the past 3-years. What happened, why did I stop riding my favorite wave? Why does anyone stop riding her? The thrill is still there, though the people have changed – most of them anyway. We all get older, our lungs won’t let us paddle as fast or hold our breath as long as we get nailed by huge waves…But, that’s not why we stop or slow down our Pipeline addiction. It’s more of a changing of the guard kind of like – I had my time and now it’s time to make room for the next generation. Just imagine if no one ever stopped surfing Pipeline, we would have about 5,000 people in the water. That would be a very dangerous thing indeed. For me it’s an accomplishment to have the physical strength to be able to paddle out after all these years.
A very special surfing event happens every year on the North Shore of Oahu. The surfer girls get a day and sometimes two days to themselves at for an all girls surfing contest at the famous Banzai Pipeline. It’s a perfect way to wrap up a day of surfing lessons with the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School.
All of the details are below. Durning the holding period you can check in with the Surf News Network for daily on or off status updates.
What: Pipeline Women’s Pro. The only Women’s surf and bodyboarding event held at the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.
The 21st annual which started as a bodyboarding event for the first 19 years, shortboarding, stand up surfing and a longboarding expression session was added when North Shore surfing legend and women’s advocate Betty Depolito to over the event.
When: April 5 to April 19, 2010 (14-day waiting period)
Where: North Shore, Hawaii, Ehukai Beach Park, Pipeline surf break.
The North Shore is famous for its waves and surf culture.
Who: The best extreme Women surfers and bodyboarders in the World including surfers from Chili, Puerto Rico, Japan, Venezuela, Australia, England, Ireland, USA, Hawaii, Brazil, France and more!
The best place to surf on the North Shore depends upon what kind of surfer you are. For beginner surfers Puaena Point and Freddie Land are the best places to go. If your an intermediate surfer any place up to 6 ft, except Pipeline and Rocky Rights. After the surf gets over 6 ft., every surf spot is for experts only, especially Pipeline, Sunset, Haleiwa, Waimea Bay and all outside reefs. The good news is that if your wanting to learn how to surf we teach our surfing lessons in a protected cove, so even when the surf is huge on the outside we have small and safe 1-2 ft., waves to teach you to surf on.
Surfing lessons on the North Shore of Oahu have been epic. Puaena Point in Haleiwa is going off! While the surf has been great the trash left over from the Summer is pretty bad. To help keep the area nice for all surfers and even the other surf schools the North Shore Surf Girls have adopted the beach and are trying to keep all the trash picked up. Look for us cleaning the next time your there and lend a hand and help us clean the beach before your surfing lesson.
Sadly, I heard the news from one of the North Shore lifeguards that Jeff Johnson had lost his battle with cancer. Jeff Johnson was a devoted husband and father. He and Patti raised three exemplary sons who have also built loving families and who help to make the North Shore and the world a better place to live. Jeff was one of the pioneering, modern-day waterman on the North Shore. He was a craftsman and successful contractor. The last time I saw Jeff was this past Spring, he was surfing in front of his house on the North Shore with two of his boys. I want to express my condolences to his family and thank him for his work in helping to Keep the Country, Country! May you catch lots of glassy waves in heaven!
According to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index numbers, people living in Hawaii are the happiest people in the nation. While the index measures many things, the one unique thing we have in Hawaii — and especially the North Shore — is GREAT SURF. Where else in the country can you learn to surf in warm, clean water with sea turtles swimming all around you? Learning to surf changed will change your life; it will bring you peace and a sense of satisfaction with the moment. Yes, surfing truly does add to one’s quality of life – beyond measure.
Surfing lessons this Summer at Chun’s Reef on the North Shore of Oahu have been very good, thanks to a multitude of southwest and trade-wind swells wrapping around the coast. Now it’s the middle of August and children and young people are returning to school. The start of the winter surf season is only a month away! The pulse of the North Shore is starting to beat harder. People wanting to learn to surf in Hawaii will have to decide: “Should I try to learn to surf on the North Shore in the winter? Is it safe enough?”
The answer is an emphatic “Yes!” You will find that learning to surf on the North Shore in both summer and winter is easier than in Waikiki; the beaches and the waves are much less crowded. Chun’s Reef surf spot on the North Shore is perfect in the summer. In the winter months we teach you to surf on the North Shore in a cove protected from the larger waves. Actually the waves at this protected cove are pretty good — much, much better than what you’ll find at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. If you need to check surfing off on your Bucket List – now’s the time!