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 prophecy is sought from the gods in classical antiquity. The other myth about Puaena Point is that there is a rock near the shoreline that, by touching it, a person is healed of whatever ails them. There are other stories about this location, but in the spirit of not wanting to give it all away, I will save them for another post. The most important thing to remember when visiting this sacred and beautiful beach is to help keep it clean and to use reef-safe sunscreen. Mahalo!