The North Shore is considered to be the surfing mecca of the world, and every December hosts three competitions, which make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. The three men’s competitions are the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. The three women’s competitions are the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the Roxy Pro Sunset, and the Billabong Pro on the neighbouring island of Maui.
The biggest town on North Shore is Haleʻiwa. When you come to North Shore you soon realise that everything is about surfing around there. Surf shops, surf schools, surf rentals, surf museum, surf that surf this….The town of Haleʻiwa is a lovely place, with all the shops and the surf spirit. Oh and shrimp trucks selling delicious shrimp right there on the side of the road and the fruit stands with all the fruit you can imagine, just awesome and delicious.