Learning to surf on the North Shore of Oahu is possible all year round. In the Summer Chun’s Reef is perfect for beginning surf lesson, because it catches a trade wind swell that warps around the island from the East Side of Oahu. In the Fall, Winter and Spring we teach in a protected Cove called Puaena Point. Spring is our favorite time of year to teach because the waves are perfect at Puaena and it’s getting a bit warmer. Yes, it’s always warm in Hawaii but us locals are very spoiled. We like the weather to be beyond perfect, which is what Spring brings….
Being grateful for this beautiful corner of the world is easy to do. Some times though it’s easy to take it for granted. But just yesterday as I was surfing a rather stormy Chun’s Reef with a super duper friend of mine, I realized that the North Shore of Oahu on a “bad day” is better then the best day any where else! OK, so I’ve lived out here so long and home is home, but still, getting to jump in the water for a quick surf session every day or catching a few waves at giant Pipeline with the best surfers in the world, well who gets to do that? And the sunsets out here, world class especially when viewed from the line up or surf zone. I’ve also fallen in love with all the green sea turtles. The Hawaiian name is Honu, but I named them all Nimo. Yes life on the North Shore is as close to perfect as it gets.
The past few days of surfing on the North Shore has been awesome! It’s looking like an early Winter for sure. Today, yesterday and the day before we moved our surfing lessons to Puaena Point, because it was to big for Chun’s Reef. We love teaching surfing at Puaena Point because the wave is longer then Chun’s Reef and there is no traffic. There is also a bathroom and showers at Puena Point, unlike Chun’s Reef which only has a portable toilet.