Hawaii is the spiritual home of surfing. It's where it all began - the ritual, the boards, the ride. Hawaii has some of the most powerful waves in the planet, surrounded by pure volcanic nature.
Oahu http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/about/ is sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering Oahu so enjoyable.
The world-renowned stretch of Hawaiian dreams begins at Haleiwa Beach Park, in the south, and goes all the way to Sunset Beach, in the north. In between, there are famous peaks like Left Overs, Waimea Bay, Log Cabins, Rockpile, Off The Wall, Backdoor, Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Gas Chambers, Rocky Point, Monster Munch, and Kammieland, just to name a few.
Haleiwa is more than the laid back surf town it seems, and is filled with local style and country ambiance as well as cool surf shops and boutiques, understated restaurants and charming art galleries.
Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Here you’ll find surfers fueling up at the restaurants in its plantation era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. You’ll also find locals and visitors shopping, eating and winding down after a day in the sun. Haleiwa is a far cry from the excitement of Waikiki, and that’s exactly how the people of the North Shore like it.
- Haleiwa; More than 30 dining opportunities await you and include Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Hawaiian and Italian fare, as well as a broad selection of coffee shops, shave ice/snack stores, and bars. Most of the Food trucks are really..good and inexpensive stop across from Mc’donalds in Haleiwa –Shrimp, Burgers, Thai, Shave Ice you can’t go wrong.
- North Shore; next to foodland between Waimea and Pipeline there are many food trucks with good quality food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. o The best Acai is to be found at Crispy Grindz food truck parked across from Off The Wall or at Banzaii Bowls at the gas station at Sunset Beach.
Food Shopping in or around or on the way to Haleiwa
- On the North shore; Foodland 59-720 Kameha Hwy Pupukea, Hawaii 96712
- Costco Oahu 94-1231 Ka Uka Blvd Waipahu, Hawaii 96797 808-676-6103 –Off H-2 on the way to the North Shore
- Wal-Mart 95-550 Lanikuhana Avenue Mililani, Hawaii 96789 Phone: (808) 623-6744 –Off H-2 on the way to the North Shore
- Malama Market 66-190 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 In the heart of Haleiwa Town
- Long s /CVS drugs 66-197 Kamejameha Hwy #1 Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 Phone: (808) 637-9393 located in the heart of Haleiwa
Activities in the area.
- Surf and Sea Surf board/Snorkel/ rentals Scuba Dive Hawaii and Surf North Shore Oahu with us. Established 1965. 62-595 Kamehameha Highway Haleiwa, HI 96712 (808) 637-9887
- Uncle Bryan's SUNSET SURATT SURF ACADEMY, surfnorthshore.com, Haleiwa Beach Park, Haleiwa, HI, (808) 783-8657
- Mountain biking; above the house in Pupukea hills
- Golf; the Turtle bay course is 10 min drive from the house, http://www.turtlebayresort.com/Hawaii-Golf
- Horseback riding; Kualoa Ranch 49-560 Kamehameha Highway , Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744 Reservations Desk: (808) 237-7321 General Inquiries: (808) 237-8515.Kualoa Ranch on the windward side of Oahu has been one of the island's most sacred destinations. but is also open for tourist activities such as horseback riding and hiking
- Snorkeling; Best place to Snorkel is Shark's Cove, Oahu—Location: 59-712 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712 Just across the street of the parking lot there are some small shops you can retn gear and where you can buy food and drinks Sharks Cove has been rated by Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the "Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World".
- above the north shore in pupukea; hike up at the elementary school across Ehukai beachpark.
- Waimea Falls is only 2 miles away, and hiking at Waimea Valley and visiting the falls is an unforgettable experience.
- Many other exciting hiking allover Oahu, such as;
- Olomana, Nestled between Kailua and Waimanalo
- Lanikai Pillbox Trail, If you're looking for a less treacherous hike with similar sweeping views, the Lanikai Pillbox Trail may be perfect for you. Located just east of Kailua in the community known as Lanikai, the pillbox trail traces a ridge and passes two old World War II bunkers (pillboxes).
- Kaena Point, On the far western side of Oahu lies theKaena Point nature reserve, one of the largest seabird nesting colonies in the main Hawaiian Islands.
- Cage diving with sharks, https://sharktourshawaii.com/