Your Guide to North Shore, Hawaii
As the northernmost point on the island of Oahu, North Shore is not only one of the most beautiful and exciting parts of the Aloha State, but also one of its most famous. The region is considered a prime filming location, and has been featured in Lost, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, North Shore, Blue Crush, the Big Bounce, and countless other films and TV shows. By visiting this location, you’ll be able to experience some of the most stunning sites Hawaii has to offer, setting the stage for adventures both on land and in the water.
Location & Lodging In North Shore
Because it is outside the city of Honolulu, North Shore offers lodgings that are more closely connected to nature, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in the island’s beauty. Local lodgings include:
The North Shore is a large region, so lodging options vary wildly depending on where you choose to stay specifically. But no matter what location you choose, you should have no trouble finding a comfortable, convenient place to stay at prices you can afford.
Attractions & Activities on the North Shore
North Shore is perhaps most famous as the site of Hawaii’s most beautiful wildlife, both on land and in the surrounding waters. While staying here, you’ll have a chance to journey up to Ka’ena State Park, where you can see the Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Yellow Faced Bee, Hawaiian cotton, and other exotic plants and animals. The park also offers snorkeling opportunities, giving you a chance to view the many colorful fish, mollusks, and other sea life that fill the local waters.
Besides wildlife, the North Shore is famous for its waves. The many surf schools in the area will give you an instant introduction to this sport, allowing you to quickly ride the biggest and most challenging waves. As you become more and more skilled at surfing, you can begin to compete in local surf competitions, including the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the Roxy Pro sunset, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Make enough friends in the local surfing community and you may even get invited to the Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational, an exclusive surfing competition for riding waves that are 20 feet high or larger.
While surfing or snorkeling off the North Shore, you may get a glimpse of local game fish, which live in large numbers throughout the waters of Hawaii. From Mahi Mahi to tuna to marlin to swordfish, these are both some of the most challenging fish to catch in the world and some of the most delicious to eat. If you’re craving such a fish for your trophy room or dinner table, consider taking a deep sea fishing tour on the Whipsaw. We have a long history of providing Oahu fishing charters, and can find the perfect spot to catch all of the Aloha State’s most beautiful and delicious game fish.
Directions to Whipsaw from the North Shore
North Shore is a big place, so getting to our headquarters in Honolulu will take about an hour by car.
If you’re leaving from the town of Haleiwa, follow these directions (Google Map Link):