Today, the island of Oahu is one of the world's most popular visitor destinations, where beaches, shopping, waves and waterfalls draw millions of visitors each year. Even though Oahu is one of the world's more desirable places to vacation, there is still a lot about this tropical island that visitors might not know.
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I was fortunate to be born into a native family with roots that lie on the North Shore. Haleiwa, to be exact, a small country town settled in the mecca of surfing, a true gem beloved by all those who pass through. To help my fellow borough boppers, I have decided to create a list of "below-the-radar" must-dos.
Each winter, the North Shore of Oahu turns into a total party scene as the winter surf competitions get underway. The Pipe Masters is the capstone event: a booze fest, a gorgeous beach day, and a highly competitive surf competition all rolled into one sensory overload. Now, experience the real-life Blue Crush in just three minutes.