Visit the North Shore
About Oahu’s North Shore:
To surfers, Oahu’s North Shore is a must-visit place as some of the biggest waves can be found here, especially during the winter months. But surfing isn’t the only reason to enjoy a visit to the North Shore.
Gorgeous soft sand beaches, beautiful views, and the chance to watch experienced surfers catch the big waves are just some of the reasons to add a visit to the North Shore to your list of can’t-miss Things to do in Hawaii.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is located near Waikiki Beach, but it’s only a short drive to reach the North Shore beaches like Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. Some of the most prestigious surfing events in the world take place on Oahu’s North Shore. The biggest waves occur during the winter months, and this is when the toughest competitions take place.
One of the most well-known is Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Some of the best surfers in the world come for this Event, and watching the pro surfers ride waves of up to 30 feet is a favorite Oahu Thing to Do. For intermediate surfers, the best time to try North Shore surfing is between the months of May and September. The waves, while still impressive, are not as massive as they are during the summer months.
Walk the beach, do some people watching or grab a plate lunch at one of the many North Shore Restaurants. Shave ice is a favorite refreshment in Oahu, and Matsamoto’s Shave Ice is one of Oahu’s top spots for enjoying this treat.
Plan to spend a day or two visiting the North Shore during your next stay at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach. Our Oahu Hotel offers a great location and reasonable rates, so we are a perfect home base for all of your Hawaiian adventures!