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By |July 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Getting a Good Beach lesson when learning how to surf.

oA good land lesson when learning to surf will include the following steps. How to be safe in the water How to be safe in the water it’s important to understand that the water is fluid. Well, this may seem an obvious point the fluid nature of the water means that things are changing all the time in the surf. One has to learn to have “situational awareness in the ocean. Always watch the waves and the surf zone. Be ready at any time to jump off your board and duck underwater to avoid a wave or another surfer. Never pedal directly below another surfer and never sit directly in front of another surfer. This is what we call the lineup. Surfers will sit in a row next to each other so that they do not get washed on top of each other when a bigger wave rolls in. There are many other little safety hacks that we will go into greater detail with you on the beach. How to pop up on a surfboard!The first mistake most beginning surfer students make is to try to stand up before they actually catch the wave. At North Shore Surf […]

By |May 31st, 2022|How To Do Things Related to Surfing|0 Comments

Summary of North Shore Winter Surf 2021/2022

This past winter North Shore surfers experienced one of the Surf seasons in over 10 years. West swell after West swell graced our Shores. The pipeline broke for two months every day straight. Surfers, Bodyboarders, and Bodysurfers were all extremely delighted and barreled.

By |May 29th, 2022|Surf Happenings|0 Comments

Women’s Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship in Memory of Don & Josie Over February 24 – March 4, 2022 – Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu

Women’s Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship in Memory of Don & Josie Over February 24 – March 4, 2022 – Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu

By |May 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Surf League Adds Women’s Professional Surfing Contest to North Shore Schedule, then Cancels it!

The World Surf League stoked out women professional surfers by returning them to completion at Sunset Set Beach on the North Shore of Oahu but then the State of Hawaii cancelled the event due to Covid-19. Read the World Surf Leagues statement here. Everyone was so stoked! Finally, after 10 years of no world championship events for women surfers, the World Surf League decide to follow the law, siting legislation that the City and County of Honolulu government had announced that a women’s event was added to the schedule. The Sunset Open was to have equal prize money too although not an equal number of competitors. The World Surf League still has a long way to go on that number. There are 18 women allowed to compete in World Championship events compared to 38 men that are allowed to compete in men’s events on sanctioned by the World Surf League. While we greatly applaud the amazing and historic strides the World Surf League has made recently with gender equality there is still work to be done to create equality.

By |January 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gender Equality in Professional Surfing on the North Shore for the First Time Ever?

It seems that COVID-19 created the perfect storm for the World Surf League, WLS to follow the law and provide *equal opportunities for both men and women on its World Championship Tour events held in Hawaii. The women’s side of the tour has held an event on Maui that as traditional ended the tour, now that event, dubbed the Maui Pro presented by Roxy will be the first event on the tour. On the men’s side of the tour the Billabong Pipe Masters, held on the North Shore of Oahu has always ended their side of the tour, now this event will also be the first event of 2021. The bigger news is the WSL has upgraded its Sunset Open event to a World Championship event and added a women’s division. If that was not enough, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has gone digital for the first time with eligible competitors submitting videos of their two best waves each from Sunset, Haleiwa, and Pipeline for judging consideration. It has also been confirmed that there will be both a men’s and women’s division in this digital Triple Crown of Surfing. This will be the […]

By |November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Surf Lessons On Oahu

There are a number of things you should make sure your surf school has to make sure you are getting the best surf lessons on Oahu.

Number 1. read customer reviews on Google and Trip Advisor.

Ten year old Pua learning to surf on her birthday.

Number 2. Make sure the State of Hawaii licenses your surf school. When booking the surf lesson, ask to see a copy of your surf school license. All surf schools in Hawaii are required by law to be licensed.

Number 3. Find out what kind of equipment your surf school uses. If you want to make sure you get the best surf lessons on Oahu, you want to make sure your surf school uses the best surf equipment. Surftech boards are state of the art and should always be on hand.

Number 4. How well trained our the surf instructors? Beyond surfboards and legal requirements, an essential requirement in getting the best surf lessons on Oahu is how well prepared are your surf instructors. The best surf schools will have a training program that includes a land lesson, how to paddle, water safety, controlling the surfboard, how to pop up, and paddling back out […]

By |September 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Bull Queen of the Bay 2020 Announces Event Cancellation

Red Bull Queen of the Bay big wave contest planned for October is canceled with an interim virtual big-wave video contest in development for the winter.

Haleiwa, HI – (September 1, 2020) – Red Bull and Banzai Productions made the decision today to cancel the 2020 Red Bull Queen of the Bay big-wave contest in following current state and local event guidelines. The first-ever women-only big-wave competition to take place in Hawaii’s historic Waimea Bay was scheduled to begin its contest waiting period on October 1, 2020.

Waimea Big Wave Rider Raquel Heckart drops in on a big one on the North Shore of Oahu

Now, Red Bull looks forward to 2021 to bring the esteemed event back to Hawaii and, in the interim, producing a Hawaii-focused big-wave video contest this winter in the spirit of providing opportunity.

“We’ve been closely monitoring health updates globally and–while we had hoped to be able to bring Red Bull Queen of The Bay to life this year, 2020 had other plans for us,” Betty Depolito, contest director, said about the cancellation. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring the original vision of Red Bull Queen of The Bay–giving the top women’s big-wave surfers a […]

By |September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Equality in Professional Surfing – Will Women Get Back Their Triple Crown of Surfing on The North Shore?

According to Wikipedia. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is second only to the World Surf League’s World Title in terms of prestige and difficulty. It is the ultimate test of a surfer’s ability to master the large and consequential waves in surfing’s most legendary arena, among the most talented field of competitors in the sport.

The Triple Crown of Surfing was starting in 1983 and has been held annually since then. The series consists of 3 professional surfing events for men and intermittently women on the North Shore of Oahu in November and December. Having run annually since 1983, it first included a women’s division 14-years later in 1997; however, 3-years later, it was suspended off and on until 2010. A list of the Women’s Triple Crown Winners is listed below.

Women’s Triple Crown of Surfing Champions 1997 – Layne Beachley 1998 – Layne Beachley 1999 – Layne Beachley 2000 – No Women’s Division 2001 – No Women’s Division 2002 – No Women’s Division 2003 – Keala Kennelly 2004 – No Women’s Division 2005 – Chelsea Hedges 2006 – No Women’s Division 2007 – Megan Abubo […]

By |June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Falling in Love with Surfing Again

I remember my first winter surfing on the North Shore. It was so exciting! Waking up each morning to a horizon stacked with waves for days, it seemed a dream. Sunburnt skin and salty hair was the only price I paid, or so I thought. Not realizing it, I was falling in love, deeply in love with the ocean and her children, the waves. I was faithful to my love for many years. I traveled to Bali each summer for five years in a row to ward off the summer blues of no waves on the North Shore. (Note there are excellent beginner surf lesson waves in the summer on the North Shore) During the winter months, I faithfully rode Pipeline every time she broke. I slept like a baby and lived off of ramen noodles to save money. Life was simple. My only care was to surf.

Sadly, as it can happen in love, I was distracted. Politics called my name, and I threw my heart and soul into the game. Campaigning is all-consuming; shaking hands, kissing babies, and posting yard signs soon caused me to forget to surf. I swapped […]

By |May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments