North Shore Surfing
The north shore is best known for the beaches with the killer waves. In the winter the North Shore beaches have some of the largest waves on Earth. The waves can range from 25 feet up to 50 feet.
The most popular beaches located here are:
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay Beach Park
Ehukai beach park - also known as the Banzai Pipeline ( one surfer while surfing a huge wave, yelled BANZAI and the name stuck). The Banzai Pipeline is the beach that is the home to the Triple Crown Of Surfing.
The North Shore also offers Horseback Riding. Happy Trails Hawaii takes you on a ride thru the Tropical orchards and sun-filtered forests overlooking historic Waimea Valley. You will see spectacular panoramic views of the dark blue Pacific Ocean and lush green Hawaiian mountains while riding well trained horses. Be sure to bring your camera, a hat, sunglasses and a snack and something to drink.
Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm
Sun 8am - 3pm
1.5 hour tour - $57.59
2 hour tour - $78.53
Riders must be at least 6 years old.
Reservations Department : 1-808-638-7433 open from 8am - 5pm.
Happy Trails Hawaii
59-231 Pupukea Road
North Shore, Oahu
Another awesome activity in North Oahu that should not be missed is The North-Shore Shark Adventure.
With the largest shark cages in Hawaii, North-Shore Shark Tour is considered the best Hawaii shark tour. The shark cages float on the surface of the water and there are two Plexiglas windows on the sides of the cage to visit the sharks up close. You must wear a snorkeling mask, which is provided for you. They advertise that it is a three mile boat ride to the shark grounds and if you don’t see a shark you don’t have to pay.
The tours run 7 days per week at 7am, 9am, 11am and 1pm. The tour is 1.5 hours and the maximum number of people on each tour is six.
Look for the boat named “Kainani” at the Haleiwa Boat Harbor.
While in this area, don’t forget to visit Haleiwa Town to see the surf museum, the quaint town and the awesome stores.
Another great adventure while visiting the north shore is Oahu North Shore Mountain Bike & Hike Adventure. You will be in awe of the great views you will enjoy while on this thrilling adventure.
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