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209, 2020

Red Bull Queen of the Bay 2020 Announces Event Cancellation

By |September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Bull Queen of the Bay big wave contest planned for October is canceled with an interim virtual big-wave video contest in development for the winter.

Haleiwa, HI – (September 1, 2020) – Red Bull and Banzai Productions made the decision today to cancel the 2020 Red Bull Queen of the Bay big-wave contest in following current state and local event guidelines. The first-ever women-only big-wave competition to take place in Hawaii’s historic Waimea Bay was scheduled to begin its contest waiting period on October 1, 2020.

Waimea Big Wave Rider Raquel Heckart drops in on a big one on the North Shore of Oahu

Now, Red Bull looks forward to 2021 to bring the esteemed event back to Hawaii and, in the interim, producing a Hawaii-focused big-wave video contest this winter in the spirit of providing opportunity.

“We’ve been closely monitoring health updates globally and–while we had hoped to be able to bring Red Bull Queen of The Bay to life this year, 2020 had other plans for us,” Betty Depolito, contest director, said about the cancellation. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring the original vision of Red Bull Queen of The Bay–giving the top women’s big-wave surfers a […]

1104, 2020

Life on the North Shore of Oahu During the Corona Virus Pandemic

By |April 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, […]

1710, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing

By |October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Van’s 2015 Triple Crown of surfing competition details are below:

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #2 Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  November 12 – 23, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #1 Vans World Cup of Surfing, Sunset Beach Park, North Shore Oahu, November 24 – December 6, 2015

Triple Crown of Surfing Event #3  Billabong Pipe Masters, Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore Oahu,  December 8 – 20, 2015

 

VTCS CHAMPIONS

2014
Julian Wilson
AUS

2013
John John Florence
HAWAII

2012
Sebastien Zietz
HAWAII

2011
John John Florence
HAWAII

2010
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2009
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2008
Joel Parkinson
AUSTRALIA

2007
Bede Durbidge
AUSTRALIA

2006
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2005
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2004
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

2003
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2002
Andy Irons
HAWAII

2001
Myles Padaca
HAWAII

2000
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1999
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1998
Kelly Slater
USA

1997
Michael Rommelse
AUSTRALIA

1996
Kaipo Jaquias
HAWAII

1995
Kelly Slater
USA

1994
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1993
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1992
Sunny Garcia
HAWAII

1991
Tom Carroll
AUSTRALIA

1990
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1989
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1988
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1987
Gary Elkerton
AUSTRALIA

1986
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1985
Michael Ho
HAWAII

1984
Derek Ho
HAWAII

1983
Michael Ho
HAWAII

210, 2015

North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar

By |October 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar
The North Shore of Oahu is the world’s mecca when it comes to surfing contest, so it’s strange that as of this blog writing there is no set calendar.  The North Shore of Oahu host the Triple Crown of Surfing, which includes the Pipe Master’s.  The North Shore is also home to the Quick Silver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.  The reason is that the Park Department in City and County of Honolulu decides which organizations get to run contest during the winter surf season on the North Shore of Oahu. This process of deciding who gets to the contest is hotly contested and frequently ends up in court.  A solution would be to issue multi year North Shore Oahu surf contest calendars so that athletes, sponsors, visitors and community members can better plan for it.  Another problem with this last minute issuing of the annual North Shore Oahu Surf Contest Calendar is that women surfers get less then 10% of the surf contest time. This lack of gender equality is a real problem for the development of surfing.  It’s also very unfair to the professional women surfers in the world.  Mostly it hurts Hawaii’s […]

301, 2015

It’s Been an Amazing Ride Living on the North Shore of Oahu!

By |January 3rd, 2015|Surf Happenings, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Paddling out today on my way to work, I thought, wow who would have thunk 40 plus years later I’d still be living the dream on the North Shore of Oahu?  I tried to remember the first time I swam in her beautiful waters. I remember the first time I looked under the water at Waimea Bay with a mask, I freaked out and ran out of the water, blown away because it was so vast under the sea. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at the time and never would have dreamed of paddle out to the point to challenge myself in the waves. I remember Steve Albert, who still runs Rainbow school taking us students on field trips to bodysurf the shore break at Waimea and to swim through the secret tunnels of Sharks Cove. I remember riding The Bus from Kahaluu to Waialua to ride horses as a teenager and staring at the huge waves of Waimea memorized if only for a few seconds as we rode around the Bay in pre-traffic North Shore…..I remember my first time bottom turning at Pipeline….wow that was a cool day! So now so many, many years later […]

2711, 2014

What to expect in a Surfing Lesson with the North Shore Surf Girls Surfing School

By |November 27th, 2014|Thoughts on Surfing|0 Comments

Surfing is more than just a sport. It creates perfect harmony for body, mind and spirit with nature. Floating on your board with your legs in the clear blue water and the warm sun on your back, your only thought is about the next wave. When it comes you feel a rush of adrenaline as you are pushed forward by the force of the ocean and triumphantly stand up on your board to ride the wave. You can’t help but smile.

Your first lesson is usually accompanied by some nervousness of the unknown. “Can I do this? Will I be able to stand up? What if I fall?” That’s why an experienced dedicated instructor is key to making your surf experience delightful. With full interactive instruction and coaching on land about the best surf technique, local expertise on the waves and currents, safety review and lots of time for questions, you will enter the water with confidence.

At the end of your lesson your body will be tired but your spirit will be energized and your mind clear. You will soon discover that surfing is like Hawaii. Absolute bliss in paradise.

706, 2013

North Shore Shave Ice Shop Aoki's To Stop Serving Shave Ice to Surfers in Order to Make Way for "Progress"

By |June 7th, 2013|North Shore Shave Ice Shop Aoki's To Stop Serving Shave Ice to Surfers in Order to Make Way for "Progress", Surf Happenings|0 Comments

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.

2305, 2013

Turtles, Turtles, Turtles on the North Shore of Oahu in the Surf and on the Beaches

By |May 23rd, 2013|Surf Happenings, Turtles, Turtles on the North Shore of Oahu in the Surf and on the Beaches|0 Comments

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!

1805, 2013

Stand-up Paddle Board Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu

By |May 18th, 2013|Surf Happenings|0 Comments

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

2704, 2013

North Shore, Oahu – Where the Sun Lives

By |April 27th, 2013|Surf Happenings, Where the Sun is Lives|0 Comments

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…..