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The North Shore of Oahu is known as the surfing mecca of the world. Many consider it the birthplace of surfing and surf culture, and thousands of fans meet on the North Shore each year to watch professional surfers face off in international competitions. During the winter months, some beaches can have swells that reach up to 30 feet or more.
In summer, however, the North Shore waves are calm and welcoming. So, what better place to learn to surf than the legendary North Shore beaches? Each surf school has professional instructors and excellent safety training, so you will be in good hands.
Although the West Side of Oahu is a road less traveled, it offers some of the most amazing beaches and landscapes on Oahu. The beaches are perfect for both beginner and intermediate surfers as they are less crowded than the popular surfing beaches. On the West Side you can learn the basics of surfing or stand up paddle boarding in the best ocean conditions.
Here are our top recommended surfing schools and stand up paddle board (SUP) schools on North Shore and the West Side of Oahu.