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North Shore Oahu Things to Do

When you venture outside of the tourist area of Waikiki Beach, Oahu takes on a whole new life. Yes, town (the common nickname for Honolulu & Waikiki) is great, and it's a place that most of us call home, but getting out of the hustle and bustle is nice and relaxing. Though there are many great parts of the island, like Kailua on the Windward Coast, the North Shore of the island remains a special place that every one loves, and spending a day or two on that part of the island should be a part of your trip to Oahu.

There are so many things to do on the North Shore, and the more you get to know the stretch of island that begins in Haleiwa, you will not want to be away from it. There is just a special feeling that the countryside has, though it is hard to put into words. A day at the beach is enough to make you want to pitch a tent and live here forever but taking part in great activities will shape your entire experience.

Surf Lessons
Imagine heading home and telling your friends that you learned to surf on Oahu’s North Shore, where some of the most famous surf beaches in the world reside. Sure, you may not be learning on the giant waves that surf pros have mastered, but you can leave that detail out. Surf lessons take place in Haleiwa, and by the end of your session, you’ll be riding waves.

North Shore Shark Encounters
Most people that venture into the ocean are afraid of one thing: sharks. Well that and maybe seaweed touching your foot. Two points of good news: there is no seaweed in Hawaii; and you can conquer your fears and swim with sharks in the ocean. It might seem a bit crazy, but you’re on vacation, so live a little, right? You’ll dive into a state of the art shark cage where sharks are circling, and stare into their eyes, coming inches from the ocean’s most ferocious predator. This activity is 100% safe, so there is nothing to worry about. 

If the sharks didn’t satisfy your adventurous streak, maybe skydiving will. Jumping out of a plane is not only for adrenaline junkies and even if you have never done it before, you can do it on Oahu’s North Shore. The scenery from 10,000 feet is downright amazing, and you can see so much of the island during your slow glide back to Earth.

Visitors and locals love Oahu’s North Shore for its charm and simple way of life. All along the shore are great sites, great food, and great options for activities and fun. Make sure a visit to the North Shore is a part of your trip to Oahu.

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