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1805, 2011

Surfing Lessons & Other Things to do in the Summer on the North Shore of Oahu

By |May 18th, 2011|Surf Happenings, Surfing Lessons & Other Things to do in the Summer on the North Shore of Oahu|0 Comments

Summer time is almost here and the North Shore of Oahu’s famous huge waves are going to sleep as the Winter moves to the Southern hemisphere.  Not to worry though the North Shore is blessed with trade winds that generate a wind swell that provides beginner surf students with the perfect size waves to learn to surf in.  (Note in the Winter when it’s big we teach surfing lessons in a cove protected from the larger surf).  While a surf lesson is a must do on the North Shore, there are many other fun activities to enjoy  as well.  For starters there are miles of beautiful white sandy beaches to explore which in the Summer are perfect for snorkeling, sea shell collecting and turtle viewing. Feel free to ask one of your surf instructors after your surf lesson for suggestions and directions to some of our secret off the beaten path beaches.

For the  more adventuress type you can go on a shark tour , deep sea fishing or take a sunset cruise all out of Haleiwa Harbor. The Harbor is located on the North-East End of the town and is easy too find.  If your  super brave  or just wanting […]

2011, 2010

Life on the North Shore is as close to perfect as it gets!

By |November 20th, 2010|Life on the North Shore is as close to perfect as it gets!, Surf Happenings|0 Comments

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.

2903, 2010

North Shore Sunrise Shells in the Surf

By |March 29th, 2010|Musings, North Shore Sunrise Shells in the Surf, Surf Happenings|0 Comments

Glistening in the sun covering the shores, sunrise shells are becoming more available and rare at the same time.  Sunrise shell jewelry is a must for any real surfer girl.  The colors are so vibrant and show off a tan perfectly.  But what’s the story behind these supposedly rare and valued shells. Sunrise shells are in the scallop family (Langford’s Scallop).  They were very sacred to the ancient Hawaiians. The story goes: “Servants of the kings would walk the beaches and look for Sunrise Shells, but only the Royal Family could wear these magnificent shells.  Some say they received the name “sunrise” because early in the morning (at sunrise) the Sunrise shell would be the easiest shells to spot on the beach. The sun would reflect its rays of the vibrant colors of these beautiful scallop shells.  Others says they received their name of Sunrise shells because if you did not get to the beach before or at sunrise, then someone else would have already found them.  

It is said that only “blessed” people find these rare Hawaiian shells.  They also make an excellent gift to that special surfer girl in your life.  Ask us about them after your surfing lesson.

303, 2009

North Shore Sunsets are Best in November

By |March 3rd, 2009|North Shore Sunsets are Best in November, Surf Happenings|0 Comments