Oahu's North Shore
We Highly Recommend Turtle Bay Resort! With almost five miles of beachfront, Turtle Bay is the perfect place to take in the azure beauty of Kawela Bay, Bay View Beach Lawn and, of course, Turtle Bay. Only 55 minutes from the pulse of Honolulu and Waikiki City, oceanfront settings immerses guests in the natural tranquility of Oahu's fabled North Shore lifestyle. Oahu's spectacular ocean views are on display from every one of the Turtle Bay Resort's 443 magnificent accommodations, including beach cottages, villas, guest rooms and suites. A luxury beach resort, Turtle Bay also features two lushly landscaped pools, championship golf courses by Fazio and Palmer, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, a surfing school, world-class dining and shopping.
Turtle Bay is also home to Surfer, The Bar a collaboration between Surfer Magazine and the resort. Come here to talk story with professional surfers, indulge in mouthwatering dishes and enjoy live music.
If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore. The big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world, while summer waves are far smaller and more gentle – all of which makes the North Shore the perfect surf spot for beginners and veterans alike.The months between November and February are the best times to catch big waves. From May to September, the waves subside for a more relaxed surf.
Experienced kiters will want to hit Mokuleia aka Moke's when there is wind. With a nice grassy launch at the beach park the secluded narrow beach extends for miles in either direction.
Haleiwa is the historic laid back surf town and hub of the North Shore. With surf shops, boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries, it's a must see and most likely your first stop in-route to the beach. However, there isn't a kite shop in Haleiwa. So bring your own gear or head over to Hawaiian WaterSports in Kailua before heading to the North Shore.
While there isn't a kite shop on Oahu's North Shore Hawaiian WaterSports located in Kailua offers lessons, rentals, and sales of new and used equipment.