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Surfing at North Shore
CommentsThe Hawaiian Island chain is a rich and rewarding surf destination, beyond the turquoise waters, the pristine beaches and the razor ridged mountains there's a legacy of royalty and surfing. Hawaii is the natural home of surfing and now Pure Vacations offers you the chance to enjoy the luxury, power and quality of surfing the world's most definite best waves. Our programme is based in two surf Mecca areas of Waikiki and North Shore, offering you the best choices of the island of Oahu.
The North Shore
There is no denying that the North Shore of Oahu is a surfing Mecca. The North Shore is legendary for its monumental and perfectly formed surf and it draws an awed crowd of surfers all year long ? this spot has a magnetism like no other surf destination in the world. In the summer months the surf is tame enough for beginners and intermediates to enjoy surfing some famous spots but when winter months come the spots come alive with the best waves the planet can deliver and this is when the advanced and professionals take to the surf and when the ASP professional tour arrives. Just visiting Waimea Bay in winter when the ocean swells pound the bay is awesome as 30 foot waves crash through.
The North Shore coast faces North West and this enables the coastline to catch any pacific swell from 2ft to 30ft and it channels this in with precision accuracy to the great sandy beaches and reef that make up the North Shore . It is a spot that attracts thousands and no matter what standard of surfer you are it is possible to truly enjoy the surf of this region and experience the wildness of the area.
This best time to really visit the north shore for solid sizeable surf is the winter months of October to March and often glassy conditions can occur during this period and the swells pass through. OAHU - USA