Actually the surf is mostly bigger on the North Shore of Oahu then in Waikiki mostly in the winter months. More specifically when the winter is in the Northern hemisphere. During this time there is a lot of storm activity in the North Pacific which turns up the ocean and sends swells across the pacific. Some of those swells reach the North Shore of Oahu and create waves. Fortunately for our surf school and our surf students there is a protected cove near Haleiwa town on the North Shore where the waves are always small and safe.
While most beginner surfers are taking lessons in small 1-2 foot waves on the North Shore of Oahu, the big boys will be battling it out for the Surfing World Title. Currently 3 surfers are in contention; Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and of course the man himself, Kelly Slater. A complicated mathematical formula explains who has to place where in order for Slater to win. Since Parkinson is the current rankings leader on the Association of Surfing Professional, ASP, World Championship Tour, WCT, the following ASP World Title scenarios will be based on his potential finishes at Pipeline. None the less remember, we are pulling for Slater.
If Parkinson finishes 13th, 9th or 5th at the Billabong Pipe Masters:
Slater needs a 5th or higher to take the 2012 ASP World Title.
Fanning needs to win at Pipeline to take the 2012 ASP World Title. (*Contingent upon Slater finishing 5th or Lower at Pipeline.)
If Parkinson finishes Equal 3rd at the Billabong Pipe Masters:
Slater needs a 3rd or higher to take the 2012 ASP World Title.
Fanning needs to win at Pipeline to take the 2012 ASP World Title. (*Contingent upon Slater finishing 5th or Lower at […]
During the Winter months on the North Shore of Oahu the North Shore Surf Girls teach surf lessons in a protected cove named Puaena Point. To get there you must turn off of Kamehameha Hwy., onto an unmarked road named Kahalewai. Part of the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School’s mission in teaching people about the Hawaiian sport of surfing is to share with our students some of the cultural aspects of the area. A good place to start is with place names. Puaena Point translates into “hot flower”. Pua = flower and ena = hot. Kahalewai translates in to “the house that holds the water”. Ka = the, hale = house and wai = water. We find that by learning the Hawaiian names and meanings of places helps our surf students gain a deeper appreciation for the sport of surfing and we hope a love of the beautiful Hawaiian culture that has given it to us.