A guide to Oahu’s North Shore

A guide to Oahu’s North Shore
... Center, which features 7 different Polynesian cultural villages. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Parsons (via TrekEarth.com) Tags: north shore, surfing ...
October 21st, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Highwater

Highwater
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August 24th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Kelly Slater’s IMAX Surf Epic

Kelly Slater’s IMAX Surf Epic
... wave experience is woven together with profound scientific insights. The Ultimate Wave Tahiti is the first giant screen film to use extreme surfing to explain the complex science of waves. Ticket Prices:  $9.75 (member); $14.50 (adult). The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego. (map) Photos courtesy of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Related places: A 1875 El Prado 1875...
July 8th, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: movie, surfing

New Surfing Exhibit at the Bishop Museum

New Surfing Exhibit at the Bishop Museum
All summer through September 6, 2010 the Bishop Museum will be having a historical surfing exhibit in its Castle Memorial Building.   The exhibit is called “surfing: Featuring the Historic Surfboards in Bishop Museum’s Collection” and will explore the history of surfing with memorable photos, surfboards, and artifacts. Specifically, there will be more than 25 historic surfboards from Bishop Museum’s collection, including some owned and used by ali‘i.  Visitors will get to learn...
July 7th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, featuredarticle, museum, surfing

The 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival in Honolulu

The 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival in Honolulu
Hooray for summertime and surfing on the south shore!  What better time to celebrate the glorious sport of surfing than seeing one of the 13 films at the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival from July 9-31, hosted by the Doris Duke Theatre [map] and sponsored on opening night by Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Oxbow Surfwear Company. 11 of the 13 films have never before been screened in Hawaii. The lineup even includes the world premiere...
June 27th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Honoli’i Beach Park

Honoli’i Beach Park
If you’re on the Big Island and in need of a dose of good Hawaiian style surfing, head to Honoli’i Beach Park near Hilo. It’s pretty much the only break near Hilo that’s consistent nearly every day and – while crowded – it’s good pure fun. Even if you’re visiting the Big Island for a few days, Honoli’i is not to be missed.  Fortunately located on the eastern shore of the island, it gets straight groundswell from across the Pacific from the south, north and east, which...
May 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beach, Big Island, featuredarticle, surfing

Had too much of the Manila city-life? Itching for waves, not from your computer desktop?

Had too much of the Manila city-life? Itching for waves, not from your computer desktop?
... a crowded city, I suggest you take a night bus on route to San Juan, La Union to catch some West China Sea waves. La Union is the closest and best surfing option for the island of Luzon, and is only about a 4-6 hour drive from Manila (depending on traffic). San Juan is a hip surfing community that offers cheap beach-front accommodations, and many healthy restaurant options (including vegetarian and fresh fish options). My favourite spot was Nana Lola’s for delicious grilled tilapia with wasabi-infused...
May 5th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 6
Filed under: beach, fun in the sun, surfing

Oahu Surfing for Beginners

Oahu Surfing for Beginners
Even if you’re a beginner, you know about the typical dangers of surfing: hitting coral, pearling on an overhead wave, stepping on ‘wana (urchin), running into a fellow surfer, beefing with a local, sharks.  There are many reasons people should use caution when surfing, but most end up in the water anyway for the pure thrill of riding a wave. The dangers of the sport are just as many as those of other sports, so most just chalk up the dangers to the natural risks you have to take with...
April 22nd, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, surfing, Waikiki

What’s new on Oahu: Activities galore!

What’s new on Oahu: Activities galore!
... photography and video option to its services as a way to capture its guests catching waves and to assist in surf instruction. The school offers surfing and stand-up paddle boarding lessons. Waikiki Beach Services now features three locations in Waikiki Beach and remains the longest tenured beach service in Hawaii. surfing lessons, outrigger canoe rides, stand up paddling lessons, board rentals, and a beach boy valet service are offered every day, year round. Segway of Hawaii now operates from two...
February 25th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: activities, Oahu, surfing

The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing

The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing
... 20.  If you aren’t on the islands to see the action with your own eyes, you can watch it live HERE. Today will be a full and exciting day of surfing and there are just a few more days to come!  A Triple Crown winner will be crowned (with Sunny Garcia in the lead), and the world champion will be crowned as well, with the competition down to Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning.  Make sure you get to the beach early, as the parking situation can get hairy and there’s sure to be a crowd! Tags:...
December 10th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: banzai pipeline, featuredarticle, Hawaii, north shore, Oahu, surfing, triple crown of surfing

What is the “Eddie Aikau”?

What is the “Eddie Aikau”?
... the winter of 1969.  That was forty years ago; this is now. If you happen to be on Oahu tomorrow, the “Eddie Aikau,” an annual big wave surfing invitational, will likely be held tomorrow.  The “Eddie,” as locals call it, is one of the few events that is held only if waves reach 25+ feet.  Tomorrow will be a particularly special day because for the two past winters didn’t have waves that high, so the event wasn’t called.  The bravest and best surfers are called...
December 7th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: big waves, eddie aikau, featuredarticle, Hawaii, north shore, surfing, waimea bay

Giving thanks to the Queen of Makaha

Giving thanks to the Queen of Makaha
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November 27th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: aloha jam, featuredarticle, Hawaii, makaha, menehune surf contest, rell sunn, surfing, waimea valley

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
photo courtesy of szeke/Flickr The Vans Triple Crown of surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will make history this year with its “Triple Crown – Triple Threat” bonus purse, making this prestigious Hawaiian series the first $1,000,000 stop on the Association of surfing Professionals Dream Tour. More than 150 surfers from 17 nations will have a crack at the loot. The Triple Crown – Triple Threat will award $50,000 to the men’s Triple Crown series champion, an extra...
November 14th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, Hawaii, north shore, surfing, vans triple crown

Oahu Day Trips

... safe and stable sit-on-top kayaks on one of the two-world famous beaches (Kailua or Lanikai) for some snorkeling with the tropical fish and turtles. surfing When the surf’s up, locals don’t stay home, they head to the beach. surfing captures one’s body and soul through the very power and fury of the ocean. Waikiki, with reliable waves almost all year round, is a good choice for the beginner. The “Seven Mile Miracle,” which stretches from Haleiwa to Sunset Beach on Oahu’s...
August 21st, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: day trip, kailua, kayaking, north shore, Oahu, surfing

Make a Splash at Disney’s Water Parks

... to the Disney Imagineers to make water roll uphill! Largest wave pool in the country – with 6 ft waves every 90 seconds it is perfect for body surfing.  Want to learn how to Hang Ten?  A previous post discussed before and after hours surf school. Shark Reef – swim with live sharks and other tropical fish Blizzard Beach Tike’s Peak – features slides, sand, a wading pool and more for water babies and little swimmers Summit Plummet – just how fast can you race down? ...
August 18th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Blizzard Beach, body surfing, Disney water parks, outdoor fun, Recreation & Sports, slides, surfing, swimming, Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World, water parks, wave pools

Roaming Away: Kauai, Value-Packed Paradise

... a bargain to boot. Bargain Kauai Beaches. Every single beach is free, albeit some are more difficult to get to than others. There are beaches for surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, wading, picnicking, sunset viewing, romancing, and seasonal whale watching. On the north shore, two-mile, crescent-shaped Hanalei–named 2009′s best beach in America by Dr. Beach, Stephen P. Leatherman–is easy to access and has many facilities. Waimea Canyon, Photo...
July 22nd, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodations, Attractions, Barack Obama, beach, deals, Family Friendly, galleries, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, Hotels & Places to Stay, Kauai, kayaking, Outdoors & Recreation, Shopping, sightseeing, surfing, The Arts, Tours, value vacation, Waimea Canyon

Duke’s OceanFest

... Kekai Keiki Surf Contest. I’m almost positive my buddy Bernie Baker will be judging the contests. Just so you know, he’s the Triple Crown of surfing’s event coordinator, so he’s a tough one to please! Duke’s OceanFest is held on Waikiki Beach by the Duke Statue in front of Queens Break, by the Police Station. The 8th Annual Duke’s OceanFest takes place August 23-29 and will feature an array of ocean sports competitions – surfing, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball...
July 12th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: duke, honolulu, kahanamoku, oceanfest, Sports & Recreation, surfing, Waikiki

Surfing Oahu’s Eastern Shores

... particular break many times and have not paddled out because the conditions were wrong. There are also other factors to consider when thinking about surfing the East-side.   Firstly, most of the surf breaks cannot be seen by the untrained surfer eye.  The surf breaks are either so far out that most people don’t even notice surfers or to get to the break you have to go through parks or even people’s houses.  Next once you’ve found the break, there are no surf reports for...
June 26th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Oahu, Sports & Recreation, surfing

A Visit to Piha

... hypothermia! Image source: Own photo For more on information on Piha click here. Tags: beach, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, piha, surfing ...
June 20th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, piha, surfing

Chinatown Boardroom – Surf Discussion

Chinatown Boardroom is pleased to have Mark Fragale as a speaker for the Surf Discussion Series. Mark Fragale is the Curator of The Honolulu surfing Museum. Mark is an avid surfer who’s lived in Hawaii since the 1970’s; he has a thorough background as a surf historian coming from not only his personal experiences surfing but also from his employment history with companies such as Bunger Surfboards and Hannon Surfboards. The Honolulu surfing Museum has a collection of surf memorabilia includes...
June 15th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chinatown, chinatown boardroom, Downtown, honolulu, News & Events, surfing

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