North Shore, Honolulu

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    Waimea on the North Shore

    by GuthrieColin Updated Mar 29, 2008

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    Waimea is a small community in the center of the surfing Mecca of the world. Just a few miles from the world famous Bonsai Pipeline and Sunset beach it also features the scenic Waimea Falls park.
    The small town feel and overwhelming desire to become a surfer come over you when visiting the area. Along with the small town feel, the traffic is typically very bad (their is only 1 highway) but that is OK because the relaxed feel of the North Shore should make you feel like it really doesn't matter when you get there. For more information visit my Waimea Page.

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    I suggest the north shore

    by shadowmon Written Mar 7, 2006

    While there are many beaches on oahu, all have their benefits. While I am essentially a "country girl" I find that all the beaches on Oahu have great amenities, and are usually well maintained.
    I prefer the beaches on the north shore due to their lack of proximity to waikiki beaches, (takes about 45 min to get out to the north shore) on some days lack of crowding and the texture of the sand.

    There are many different surf spots (beaches) on the north shore where in the winter you can watch the surfers do their thing on the waves, or in the summer go and frolic in the surf, or even go diving.

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    North Shore Beaches

    by Blatherwick Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Oahu North Beaches

    Go up to the north part of Oahu to get away from the crowds on the beaches. Crowds do come for the surfing competitions. Ehukai which is the best vantage point from which to watch surfers conquer the Banzai Pipeline Sunset Beach is a great place to wander along the beach. Be warned, the waves are dangerous as they can easily knock a body down and drag a person out to sea.

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    Visit the North Shore.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Sunset Beach

    On our drive around the Island we visited the very laid back North Shore. As you can imagine there were all types of visitors from around the world waiting to capture some surfing action. Anne and I chose Sunset beach to enjoy our lunch, but alas, the surf was very very flat! We sat and watched the kids climb the rocky outcrop and then dive into the water.

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    North Shore

    by msison Updated Jul 25, 2003
    North Shore Outlook

    Head to the Northshore in the morning and catch some waves with the surfers or just watch them ride these gigantic waves.

    Even if you don't like surfing it's a place where locals congregate to watch and just hang ten!

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    North Shore

    by Avryle Written Oct 2, 2002

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    Sunset at Sunset Beach on the north shore

    The beaches and shopping up on the north shore
    Most people don't ever get the opportunity to see waves like these!! The beaches are beaustiful plus the drive up is stunning.

    i was fortunate enough to have a friend who was at university on the island during my trip. She acted as my personal tour guide as well as showed me some of the finer points of hitch hiking around the island. Its all about leg, girls!

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    This is surfing on the North...

    by depresno Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This is surfing on the North shore. The waves are above 20 feet. If you look carefully you will see a surfer out there....

    We were so lucky that we accidently ran into a Hawaiian pipeline championship.

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    Drive to the North Shore

    by Sunshine64 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Surfing Tournament

    Drive to the North Shore and watch the surfers.
    I was there during one of the events of the Triple Crown of Surfing. It was great to sit on the bleachers and watch the competition. Plus, admission was free!

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