I never really wanted to work anyway. So when I got an email from the state saying that they had suspended my surf school license indefinitely, It felt like a mixed blessing. I should start by saying being a surf instructor never felt like working anyway. I get to go into the ocean every day, still people out by sharing the magic of surfing with them. The only downside is that I wasn’t free surfing enough. Free surfing is when you surf for yourself; for me, it also means not getting paid to surf. Going back to the title of this article, “I never really wanted a job anyway.” And now I when I wake up in the morning, I take my time getting out of bed, Check surf line from my cell phone, call up my best friend, Jenn Marr, To say if she’s up for a morning session. Either way, I still have to decide which bikini I’m going to wear under my sun protection gear. If I’m lucky, my man will make me a fresh cup of coffee; sometimes, I have to make my own or go to the Coffee Gallery. I fill up my […]
Amazing life on the North Shore in some ways is better than ever. We are allowed to surf, but there is no traffic. It feels like I’m living back in the 1970s when one car and hour would drive down lonely Kamehameha Hwy. North Shore surfers once again rule the Laniakea parking lot as there are no visitors allowed on the island.
A DRIVE ON THE NORTH SHORE WHEN THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE FIRST STARTED
Along with no traffic, there is almost no economy. Most businesses have shuttered their doors, even Matsumomoto’s famous shave ice stand closed. The outlook is dire as current projections have Hawaii not being open to visitors for up to 18 months.
Still, if you’re a hardcore surfer, life could not be better. We may have to go back to living off packaged noodles, but the waves keep crashing, at least for now. Summer is just around the corner, and the thought of enduring months of super small waves and long hot days has me a little depressed.
North Shore Surf Girls Surf Student having fun at Chun’s Reef
One odd part of the quarantine is that you can’t sit on the beach and rest. You always have to be moving, […]
North Shore Surf Girl’s to Sponsor Pipeline Women’s Pro in Memory of Don & Josie Over March 21 – April 3, 2019
Competitor check is at March 21, 2019, 4-5:00 PM at the Volcom House.
North Shore Surf Girls to Sponsor World Championship of Women’s Bodyboarding in Memory of Don & Josie Over March 21 – April 3, 2019
This is a special retro contest to bring back some of the soul to women’s bodyboarding…. entry form below….more details coming soon.
We have room for 50 women to compete. Entry is being excepted on a first come first serve basis. Below is the entry form. Competitors should download and email it to the address enclosed.
Pipe-2019 entry formDownload
SUMMER SURF CAMPS FOR KIDS
SUMMER SURF CAMP Dates: Weekly from June 2 – August 9, 2019
Summer Surf Camp Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs
Summer surf Camp Hours: 9-11 AM
Ages: 8 – 17
ABOUT OUR KIDS SUMMER SURF CAMPS: Our CPR, AED, and lifeguard certified surf instructors teach surfing to all levels, surf etiquette, ocean safety, and awareness. We offer a minimum 5:1 ratio but give one on one attention where we see fit and depend on the student and parent to express their concerns and expectations. We spend most of our time in the water surfing but spend some time on the beach teaching too; our goal is to encourage all campers to learn water skills and become strong watermen, water women, and lifelong surfers.
WHAT TO BRING: lunch, snacks, bottle water, towel, hat, sunscreen and bathing suite. We provide long sleeve surf shirts and all surfing equipment.
For booking and questions about our Kids Surf Camps please call North Shore Surf Girls at 808-637-2977
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Puaena Point on the North Shore of Oahu offers the best waves for learning to surf. The North Shore Surf Girls teach surfing lessons daily at this location from October to May each year. While you can find us here, it’s always best to make a reservation ahead of time, either by calling 1-808-637-2977 or by booking a lesson online.
The North Shore Surf Girls love teaching surfing lessons at Puaena Point for many reasons. It is a protected cove and safe from the big waves the North Shore of Oahu is known for in our winter months. Puaena Point is a long gentle breaking wave. The ride ends in a peaceful pool of water and is known for green sea turtle’s swimming all around you while you learn to surf. Puaena Point, located at the end of Kahalewai Place on the North East end of Haleiwa Regional Beach Park, offers free and a public restroom with showers.
A little Hawaiian mythology is always a good thing. Pua means flower, and Ena means hot. The story goes that many years ago, a young girl lived at Puaena Point, and she was an oracle, or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or […]
The North Shore is the best place to learn to surf on the island of Oahu. The North Shore has a cove protected from the larger surf and is perfect for beginner surfing lessons. In the summer months we teach surfing lessons at a beach called Chun’s Reef. Chun’s Reef is known for its super clear water, sea turtles and gentle breaking waves. It’s the perfect location to get away from the summer surf lesson crowds in Waikiki.
Learn to surf with expert female instructors on the North Shore of Oahu
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Large Group Surf Lessons are – Best Oahu Surf Lessons for Beginners!
Tandem Surf Lesson
Looking for the best Oahu surf lessons for beginners? Well look no further, the North Shore Surf Girls is an all female-owned surfing school located on the North Shore of Oahu. Our expert instructors can teach you and your loved ones to surf in a friendly and supportive environment. Our focus in teaching you and your family how to surf is to make you feel safe and comfortable in the ocean. Our best Oahu surf lessons for beginners starts with a land lesson where we teach you the basics of paddling your surfboard, the pop-up and […]
Where is the Surfing Competitions on Oahu held?
My surf lesson students are always asking where is the surfing competitions on Oahu? I get asked these questions so many times one would think the Hawaii Tourism Board would be paying me a salary or at least the Triple Crown of Surfing could. A surfer girl can dream right. But, I digress. Most surfers know that it’s the North Shore where the most prestigious surfing competitions on Oahu are. The Pipeline is the home of the famous Pipe Master’s surfing contest which is usually the last event on the Pro Surfing World Tour. Sunset beach follows a distant second as a favorite location where surfing competitions are on Oahu. Sunset Beach or Paumalu as it’s known in Hawaiian has recently suffered severe erosion problems. This beach is so eroded the City cut down four very tall and loved date palms lining the infamous bike path bordering the shoreline. Haleiwa Beach Park or Ali’i’s as it’s known to the locals is the 3rd most popular location where surfing competitions are on Oahu. Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park is the first event of Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing, while it is not a full-blown world tour event it’s one of the easiest to watch because there is a lot of parking and only little regional traffic jams. Haleiwa Ali’i Beach is also home the best surfing contest in the world, the Menehune Contest, which is an annual surfing contest held on the North Shore of Oahu for children under twelve years of age. This past October’s event hosted some 500 children mostly from the North Shore community. The Last location where is the surfing competitions on Oahu is the fabled Waimea Bay, home of the Eddie a big wave surfing contest. For years and years, this was the only surfing competition held there, but for the last two years we have seen permit’s issued for a women’s version of the event. Last year the event almost ran, but due to lack of big surf in the holding period, it was not run.