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Where are the Surfing Competitions on Oahu

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.


By |November 10th, 2018|Surf Happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Surf School

Surf School
Looking for a surf school in Hawaii?  Then check out the North Shore Surf Girls.  We teach surfing lessons daily on the North Shore of Oahu at our surf school.  North Shore Surf Girls surf school located at Chun’s Reef in the summer months and Puaena Point during the winter surf season.  Our surf school focus on teaching how to surf by starting you off with the basics of controlling your surfboard on the beach.  We show you surfboard paddle technique during your surfing lesson.  When we first paddle our with you in the water we give you a paddle clinic to make sure that you are paddling your board correctly during the whole surf lesson.  The North Shore Surf Girls also teaches you how to balance successfully on your board while paddling out to catch a wave.  Beginning surfers usually really appreciate our surf school’s approach to showing you the very basics in a way that is easy to understand and replicate.

Surf Lesson Fun!
One of the things you should always check when choosing a surfing school include if they are licensed by both the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu.  By being licensed you […]

By |June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 Things to do on the North Shore

Top 5 Things to do on the North Shore
The top 5 things to do on the North Shore are all about exploring the natural beauty of our beaches and hiking.  Learning to surf is a given and should be on the top of your things to do on the North Shore List.  We suggest of course that you take a surf lesson from North Shore Surf Girls.  You can check out our lesson reviews on Trip Advisor for first hand testimonies.  Next your list is visiting Waimea Falls Park.  Waimea Falls is one of the top 8 botanical collections in the world.  It is also an are of significant Hawaiian historical structural and cultural artifacts.    Number 3 on your list if it’s Summertime and the waves are small is snorkeling or diving at Sharks Cove.  Sharks Cove is a marine conservation area or no-take zone and  is teaming with fish.  Don’t worry about the name it”s in reference to the shape of the reef looking like a sharks mouth.  Number 4 on your list of the top 5 things to do on the North Shore is a drive out to Kaena Point State Park.  Kaena Point is also a […]

By |June 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Surf Lessons North Shore Oahu

Best Surf Lessons North Shore Oahu

Looking for the best surf lessons North Shore Oahu?  Check out the North Shore Surf Girls surf school.  Call us anytime at 808-637-2977 or check out our surf lessons reviews on Trip Advisor.
The North Shore has the best surf instructors on the island of Oahu because our community is the surfing capitol of the world.  Most of North Shore surf instructors have been surfing since there were wee groms and are experts in the water by the time they are old enough to teach surfing.  Another reason the North Shore is the best place to learn how to surf is because we have a strong surf contest culture…As such, coaching surfing at all levels is also a part of our surfing background.  North Shore Surf Girls surf school teaching philosophy differs from most other surf schools in that  we teach you not only what to do but why to do it.  We want you to really understand the logic behind your surfing technique.


Another distinguishing quality North Shore Surf Girls Surf School has is our ability to have empathy with our surfing students.  As such we are always watching out for your comfort while in the water learning […]

By |June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hawaii Surf Lessons

Hawaii Surf Lessons

Learning to surf in Hawaii is a wonderful way to fall in love with the ocean.  Hawaii surf lessons will introduce you to the sport of surfing in it’s birthplace.  Yes, that’s right surfing was invented in Hawaii thousands of years ago.   Just imagine long before hotels were built on the Hawaiian island native Hawaiians froliked in the surf, catching waves for days as they say.   In 1866, Mark Twain visited Hawaii,  and wrote, “In one place we came upon a large company of naked natives, of both sexes and all ages, amusing themselves with the national pastime of surf-bathing.  Then in came the missionaries who somehow banned the sport and it almost died out.  However, since surfing is so fun and amazing it was not completely eradicated and eventually spread around the world.  Today surfing is practiced in organized competition in over 40 countries around the world.  Surfing  is even going to be in the 2020 Olympics In Japan.


Fast forwarding to the 21 century the average person can learn to surf in Hawaii by taking surfing lessons with the North Shore Surf Girls.  We teach you to surf in safe gentle waves on the North Shore of Oahu.  […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Shore Surf Lessons Haleiwa HI

North Shore Surf Lessons Haleiwa HI
While Waikiki is most often promoted as the best place to learn to surf on the island of Oahu, a well kept secret is that North Shore surf lessons Haleiwa Hi is way better.  Most of the Waikiki visitor industry wants to keep people in Waikiki to spend more money so they tell potential surf students that learning to surf on the North Shore is way to dangerous, because of our big waves.  The truth is that in the summer months North Shore Surf lessons are held in small safe waves in super clear water at a beach called Chun’s Reef.  In the winter months when the surf on the North Shore is bigger the North Shore Surf Girls teach our lessons at a beach called Puaena Point, a protected cove just on the edge of Haleiwa town on the island of Oahu.


Learning to surf on the North Shore of Oahu has many advantages that you won’t find anywhere else in the World.  First and foremost the North Shore of Oahu is the surfing Capitol of the World.  Our entire community is geared around the surfing lifestyle.  Haleiwa Town has a multitude of surf shops […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beginner Surf Lessons on Oahu

Beginner Surf Lessons on Oahu
North Shore Surf Girl’s teaches beginner surf lesson on Oahu.  We are based on the North Shore.  We offer surf lessons daily at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm,  and 3:00 pm to adults, children and both men and women.  We are the highest ranked surfing school on the North Shore on Trip Advisor . We take great pride in providing a safe and nurturing learning to surf experience.  In the summer months, June – August we  teach our beginner surf lessons at Chun’s Reef on the North Shore of Oahu.  In the winter months our surfing lessons are held at Puaena Point about 3 miles away from Chun’s Reef.

Taking a surfing lesson is by far the best way for a first time surfer to more quickly  and safely learn how to surf.  At North Shore Surf Girls we teach you how to control your surf board safely in the waves, how to not get hit by another surfboard and most importantly how to have a fun time learning to surf right from the start.  All of our surf lessons are customized to the individual surfers skills, fitness and age.  For younger children we offer a tandem special […]

By |June 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Surf Camps 2019 North Shore Oahu


SURF CAMP Dates: Weekly from June 2 – August 9, 2019
Surf Camp Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs
surf Camp Hours: 9-11 AM
Ages: 8 – 17
Cost: $312
ABOUT OUR KIDS SURF CAMPS: Our CPR, AED and lifeguard certified surf instructors will 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 waterman, waterwomen, 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

                                                                                  SUMMER SURF CAMPS FOR KIDS


Our summer surf camps for children will give your child more self […]

By |June 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Save Yourself and the World At the Same Time So that You Can Surf More

How to save yourself and the World At the Same Time So that you can Surf More
I sometimes lay awake at night worrying that I’m personally not doing my part to save the World from the effects of human-made pollution.  I know that plastics are killing the oceans and dangerous chemicals of all types have made their way into our food chain.  For example glyphosate, the active ingredient in the World’s number one herbicide Roundup has been found in mother’s milk.  Going 100% organic seems to be the answer.  Also, nothing packaged, nothing processed, no sugar, no meat and no dairy.  I’ve been eating like this since October 2017.  For the record, I cheat sometimes, but 90% of my diet is as such.  The results are that I feel terrific, my skin is much better, my food cost is only $12.00 a day and I’ve reduced my household trash by 75%.  The hardest part is changing my relationship with food and resetting my pallet.  It takes about a month, but once you get there, it’s not so hard, and in fact, I don’t desire processed food at all.

By |June 9th, 2018|How To Do Things Related to Surfing, Musings|0 Comments

Paige Alms and Billy Kemper Win 2017/2018 Big Wave Surfing Tours.

Paige Alms and Billy Kemper win 2017/2018 Big Wave Surfing Tours!  This blog is likely the only place on the internet where you will read this statement with Paige’s name coming first.  Why is this?  Is it because the men’s tour had more events?    Is it because the men’s tour had more significant prize money?  Is it because the men’s tour had more money?  Or is it because there is a strong male bias in surfing almost to the commercial detriment of the sport?  To be fair most sports have a male preference, except for Olympic Sports, even surfing which is included in the 2020 Games to be held in Japan will feature 20 female and 20 male surfers.  Taking away the

By |June 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments