Ahh… Waimea Bay. Rarely do you hear of the North Shore and not also hear of this iconic beach. It became famous in the 1950’s as big wave riders like Greg Knoll travelled to Hawaii to surf the big-waves of the North Shore. Waimea was the big-time for them… and boom big wave surfing was [...]
This is a video I made of a typical day here on the North Shore of Oahu. Golfing, surfing, and hanging out with close friends and loved ones. What can I say we are truly blessed here! Enjoy! Sunny Days on the North Shore from Conner Wagner on Vimeo.
Ever been skydiving? Well I had never been until a few days ago. Here at Backpackers Hawaii you can easily experience this for hands down the best deal ever. I decided to take advantage of this and take a trip over to Skydive Hawaii with a couple of friends. It was super easy to reserve [...]
For those of you who dont like reading we made it simple for you and made a video. ENJOY!! Ever been on a glider ride? It’s essentially a big paper airplane that gets towed up into the sky and then let go at about 800ft in the air. Its a bit more durable than a [...]
Yesterday a couple friends and I got the opportunity to jump on board with North Shore Shark Adventures and go on a shark cage tour. It was sick! Everybody in the crew was great and really made it an awesome experience. Here is a run down of how it went. We arrived at the harbor [...]
The North Shore of Oahu is famous for its winters, which is when the biggest waves occur. However, summer is a different story. Although there are not much waves this time of year, summer is equally amazing here on the North Shore. It’s a time marked by calm wind, [...]
Here at Backpackers Hawaii anyone can test there skills at surfing! Wether you are a beginner or an expert it is the best place in the world to surf. This surfer was taking on a barrel at one of the most popular waves in the surfing world, Pipeline.
The Quicksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational at Waimea Bay, is one of the most prestigious contest for big wave riders. In memory of the legend Eddie Aikau, the contest feels different than any other event. Only the best surfers are given the honor and chance to compete and prove themselves on the North Shore’s [...]
During the months of November and December it means one thing here on the North Shore; The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The whole place comes to life as people from all over the world flock to the seven mile miracle to watch the greatest show on Earth. With so many people on the North [...]
For the budget traveller, especially the budget surfer making a pilgrimage to the Mecca of Surfing on the North Shore of Oahu, BackPackers Hawaii is the perfect fit. We stayed in each of their 4 very different "Houses" and found charm and comfort in each.
The North Shore is a hidden gem on the Hawaiian Islands. Not only is there amazing surf along the coast known as the "7 Mile Miracle", the beaches are amazing and the food trucks along the road offer up fresh local food. If you are looking for a place to stay that is in the heart of everything in the North Shore, then you should stay at Backpackers Hawaii!