Oahu Story Ideas
Hanging 10 on Oahu
Oahu is considered the birthplace of surfing, and its surf scene is world-renowned. Visitors from around the globe make the voyage to the island in hopes of experiencing the surf that has become legendary.
In the winter on the North Shore of Oahu, wave heights can measure up to 40-feet. The sensation of watching the waves roll in, hearing the thunder as they crash on the shore and feeling the mist from the monster waves is an awe-inspiring experience. For the courageous and experienced few who ride those waves, the thrill and peril of harnessing the power of this natural phenomenon makes for great tales.
In the summer, the hot surfing spots shift to the South Shore. Not nearly as large as the winter waves of the North Shore, the South Shore can still offer "overhead" wave rides that make for a great time. Closer to Waikiki and Honolulu, the convenience of the South Shore provides access to numerous breaks that are well suited for beginners to learn and fun enough for experienced surfers to enjoy, and also provides optimal conditions for standup paddle surfing. Novice surfers and paddle surfers can take pleasure in the gentle, rolling waves of Waikiki conveniently located near most hotels.