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Address: North Shore, Oahu, HI
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The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide...

The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.

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Oahu Shark Dive
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US$68.00*
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Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu
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US$114.95*
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The North Shore Tour

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Huge, accessible waves

The North Shore of Oahu is a special place. It's so easy to park the car, walk to the beach and see some of the best waves in the world...and it's not to say it's the best place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The North Shore of Oahu is a special place. It's so easy to park the car, walk to the beach and see some of the best waves in the world...and it's not to say it's the best place for surfing, or the best place for waves, but it is the best place to watch surfing. You could take your dog,... More 

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reputation of the North Shore area having big waves is true. But they're not always rolling in as one might think. They typically come in during the winter months so you might be a bit disappointed if you go out there mid-summer and don't see them. Being famous means the tourist flock there to see the waves. So you... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

breathtaking views as you travel along the highway. spend time watching the surfers and eating from the different shacks/vans along the way

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honolulu is well worth a visit, but when you've had enough of the tourist sites, escape to the North Shore to see the real Oahu. Slower pace, big waves, two lane roads, many beaches, and spots to stop and take in the beauty. Whether you want to see the Bansai Pipeline surfers, a friendly spot to eat, or just find... More 

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Ko Olina and drove to the North Shore. The drive was about thirty-five minutes. Watched the surfers on 12-18ft. waves. Walked through the Arboretum which was great. There is a waterfall at the end of the walk. Stroll through Haleiwa the quintessential Hawaiian town, home of "Matsumoto Shave Ice."

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend the day driving along the outer road that travels along the island. Plenty of beautiful views and places to stop along the way. The Dole Pineapple Plant, Green World Coffee, are just a few things that one may wish to incorporate as well. If the surf is not too high or the winds than... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last day on Oahu was hectic to say the least, our cruise unloaded that morning and we had to be at the airport that evening so we had a day to sightsee but limited. We saw the big MO and then we met a friend at Kingdom Cab who took us to the flea market we heard so much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beaches, great vibe. Get out of the high rises and see the amazing nature of the North Shore. You may even catch a surf comp. Stay a day or two if you can.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the North shore. Two lane roads, shrimps trucks and surf beaches. Great for walking and snorkeling. The slower pace is definitely relaxing. For a taste of luxury, stop by Turtle Bay. The views are great, but the food and drink are expensive.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really haven’t seen O’ahu if you only see Waikiki Beach. The entire island is ringed by amazing beaches, and, in the winter, the best surf is on the north shore about an hour’s drive from Waikiki. The north shore is actually a string of beaches, each with haphazard, crowded parking, so, if you can’t find a spot at one... More 

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