Every wonder what a surfing lessons on Oahu’s North Shore with the North Shore Surf Girls is like? Watch the short video below and find out. It’s all about fun in the sun, sand and surf in Hawaii!
March 1, 2012, marks the beginning of the 9 day holding period for the the Sea Hawaii Women’s Pro at Pipeline. The event is the only women’s surfing event held at the famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Held on the best 3-days of surf over the course of it’s 9 day window, the best way to find out if the event is off or on is to check in with the Surf News Network after 8:00 am daily.
The event features the following divisions and prize purses:
USBA Women’s Bodyboarding Pro $2,000.00 Purse
ASP One Star Shortboard Women’s Pro $10,000.00 Purse
ASP Two Star Jr. Womens Pro $3,000.00 Purse
ASP Two Star Men’s Jr. Pro $10,000.00 Purse
Honolulu City and County Mayor, Peter Carlisle w/ athletes from the SeaHawaii Womens Pro. Please note learning to surf at Pipeline is not recommended. We keep our surfing lessons fun and safe by teaching in a protected cove when the the surf is big on the North Shore of Oahu.
The North Shore Girls had the best time teaching Meghan to surf on the North Shore of Oahu.
Film made by Shred Betties
Surfs been super small….especially compared with the 10 plus 20ft swells the North Shore surf community enjoyed last Winter….No problem for the North Shore Surf Girls, we can teach surfing on small or big days because we know all the secret spots on the North Shore….Speaking of secrets there’s been some talk on the blogs about how the surfing world protects each other….this is very true…sometimes, well actually often me and my girlfriends laugh so hard at the reality of what’s “really going on” on the North Shore that is. Mostly it’s just funny, funny stuff and some pretty classic moments too! For me the longer I live this life of surfing everyday the more I feel an obligation to try to make the world and our community a better place….Because I’ve found if you take the time to look under the water out here you will find a lot of Aloha.
When you come to the island of Oahu and drive on the roads you will see green bumper stickers on people’s cars that say “Keep the Country, Country!” What does Keep the Country, Country really mean? Is it a patriotic statement to support the United States? No, what it means in short is Keep the North Shore of Oahu green and protected from a proliferation of hotels and cement. The North Shore is the recreational back yard for all of the residents of Oahu. Every week end our beach parks, particularly in Haleiwa are filled with local families from around the island. The North Shore is also the surfing capital of the world. Each Winter thousands of surfers travel here to test themselves in the Mecca of surfing. Virtually all of these surfers love the aina (land) and for them Keeping the Country, Country means no more hotels and no more of paving over paradise! So now when you come to the North Shore to learn to surf you know what all those green stickers really mean.
When people think of the North Shore they think of gigantic waves only for professional surfers. The truth is that there are many good surfing waves for beginners and intermediate surfers, you only need to know where. For example the North Shore Surf Girls give lessons during the Winter surf season at a place known as Puaena Point. The wave located on the far right side of Waialua Bay just outside of Haleiwa town is perfect for first time surfers. If you know where to enter the water and how the currents flow you can surf there pretty much everyday during the Winter surf season on the North Shore of Oahu.
Surfing lessons in Hawaii are best on the North Shore of Oahu for a variety of reasons. First the crowds are way less then the most popular Waikiki surfing Beaches, but that’s only the beginning of the story. The North Shore’s beaches and waters are the cleanest on the Island of Oahu and where else can you learn to surf with sea turtles.
The best place to surf on the North Shore depends upon what kind of surfer you are. For beginner surfers Puaena Point and Freddie Land are the best places to go. If your an intermediate surfer any place up to 6 ft, except Pipeline and Rocky Rights. After the surf gets over 6 ft., every surf spot is for experts only, especially Pipeline, Sunset, Haleiwa, Waimea Bay and all outside reefs. The good news is that if your wanting to learn how to surf we teach our surfing lessons in a protected cove, so even when the surf is huge on the outside we have small and safe 1-2 ft., waves to teach you to surf on.
There is an old saying; “the secret to happiness is to find something you love and make it your profession”. Well I love surfing and I love teaching. When I started the North Shore Surf Girls Surf School, I designed it to match the surfer lifestyle – in other words to fit in with what matters most – being in the water and catching waves. Some pleasant surprises happened along the way; sharing the joy of surfing with people while helping to make them more in tune with the environment tops the list. Also adopting the beaches we teach surfing at; who knew that keeping a beach clean could feel so good. Learning more about our Hawaiian culture and passing it on to my surf students – way neat! Getting much better at bodysurfing – always an item on my bucket list. Working close to home – the best! Love, love this life of teaching people how to surf!
Jack Johnson could be described as the North Shore’s favorite son. He grew up on the beach in front of Pipeline, surfing and playing music with his friends and brothers. When he “hit the big time”, he started giving back to the community by advocating for sustainability. In the process he started organic gardens at Sunset Beach Elementary School and reached out to Hawaii’s children with his Recycle, Reduce & Reuse program. He also is reaching adults with his Kokua Foundation and Festival. When it became known that one could get a pre-sale ticket if they participated in a beach clean up, I marked my calendar and showed up at Goat Island by 9:00AM on the appointed day, there where also clean ups at 3 other locations. The Kokua Foundation Team and Surf Rider Foundation where there to give out supplies and record names. An estimated 300 people showed up on a Saturday morning to volunteer to clean up one of my favorite Summer time surf spots, Maelaekahana Beach. Although, I pick up trash everyday while teaching surfing lessons, I could not but help think what a wonderful lesson Jack was teaching all of us. For […]