North Shore surfer/musician Jack Johnson releases video and new single, “I got you”.
North Shore Shave Ice Shop Aoki's To Stop Serving Shave Ice to Surfers in Order to Make Way for "Progress"
Not stopping for a shave ice while visiting the North Shore of Oahu is like not going surfing when visiting the North Shore of Oahu. Sadly our choices of the best shave ice on the planet are soon to be reduced to one when Aoki’s is forced to shutter it’s doors on July 31, 2013 so that a strip mall can be built. Yes, this is progress on the North Shore of Oahu in the year 2013. So sad and on top of that no one even remembers the cute candle shop that stands next to Aoki’s.
Following our series of what we love about the North Shore of Oahu….Turtles, turtles, turtles everywhere! When taking a surfing lesson or Stand Up Paddle Board on the North Shore of Oahu you will be sure to see turtles basking in the sun, swimming in the surf or cruising down the Anahulu Stream all the while popping there adorable turtle heads up to say hi. It’s hard to not stop teaching a surfing lesson if just for a moment to say hi back to our precious green friends. I call it TADD…Turtle Attention Deficit Disorder and have named all the turtles on the North Shore Nemo. Why did I name them all Nemo? Because I can!
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…
The North Shore Surf Girls teach stand up paddle boarding lessons or SUP surfing lessons on the North Shore of Oahu Daily at 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00pm. To book a standup paddle board lesson or SUP lesson on the North Shore call the North Shore Surf Girls – Surf school at 808-637-2977 or click here Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
Most of the surfing beaches on the North Shore are for experts only. A beginner surfer should always take a surfing lesson and then spend a season surfing every day at one of the surfing beaches listed below before trying more advanced surfing beaches.
1. Puaena Point
2. Freddie Land
3 Chun’s Reef (Summer months only)
Keala Kennelly was named the 2013 Girls Billabong Performance Champion last night in California. She won $5,000 which is pretty good unless you figure that the mens champion won $50,000. Must be that 10 times more men wear Billabong clothing, one hopes in any case. Bellow is a summary of the rules for the contest….
The Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award will be won by the individual surfer who — based on review of available video images by a panel of experts — demonstrates the most advanced and committed level of big wave surfing performance during a single successful ride during the annual event period. Judging criteria is purely SUBJECTIVE and will be calculated from the votes of a large panel of surfers, photographers and surf magazine editors and writers. The first prize will be awarded in the amount of $50,000. Second prize will be awarded in the amount of $5,000. The XXL Ride of the Year finalists finishing third through fifth will receive $1,500 each. The videographer who captures the definitive video clip of the winning ride will be awarded $5,000.
Every day thousands of people visit our beaches on the North Shore of Oahu to surf, swim, snorkel and even sun bath and for some reason a small percentage of these people leave trash on the beach. Please, please don’t be one of these people. It is the hope of the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School that everyone who goes to the beach will not only take all their trash with them when they leave but also pick up any trash left by fellow beach goes. Leaving one’s trash at the beach is super ignorant so too is walking by trash left by others. Let’s all pitch in and keep our beaches pristine.
It’s a well know fact that the North Shore of Oahu has the best surf in all the Hawaiian Islands. One of the reasons is that the trade winds blow perfectly off and side off shore creating the best ever surfing conditions especially for beginner surfing lessons….
Following on with the theme of what we love on the North Shore…Yes, the sun does live on the North Shore, when she’s not shining, which is 99% of the time, she lives in the foothills of Mt. Kaala.
PS and parking on the North Shore is free…..