The North Shore of Oahu Hawaii is best known for its massive winter waves off of such famous beaches as Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. It’s also known for the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii on the shores of Turtle Bay & Kuilima Cove.
North Shore Oahu
According to wikipedia, “The North Shore, in the context of geography of the Island of Oahu, refers to the north-facing coastal area of Oahu between Kaena Point and Kahuku Point.”
North Shore Hawaii is considered by many to be the world’s surfing mecca. Every December the area plays host to three surfing competitions that make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. The men’s events are the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. Two of the three women’s events are also held on Oahu’s North Shore; the Reef Hawaiian Pro and the Roxy Pro Sunset. The Billabong Pro is held on Maui.
Hawaii’s surfing competitions attract lots of competitors and spectators, many of whom want to stay at a resort. The nicest resort on the North Shore is Turtle Bay Resort. Turtle Bay Resort isn’t located in Haleiwa, the North Shore’s largest town. Turtle Bay Resort is in Kahuku HI, a small town about 30 minutes northeast of Haleiwa.
The resort flanks two lovely North Shore beaches: Turtle Bay Hawaii and Kuilima Cove Hawaii. Many people confuse Turtle Bay with Turtle Beach. Both are located on Oahu’s North Shore, but other than that they are completely different. Turtle Beach Oahu is a well-known spot to see and snorkel with green sea turtles. You can read more about Turtle Beach – and other great Oahu snorkeling spots – in the post Snorkeling Oahu.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin