Trains and Hiking


             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, warm water, and sunny blue skies everyday. It opens the door for a whole range of activities that we sometimes forget about during the surf season.  Oh and my favorite part… its empty. Winter can get a little crazy, the surf contests ,the waves, the pros, THE SCENE.  Summer is a peaceful time, everything slows down and it seems a little easier to breathe.

Here are three things to do on the North Shore during the summer:

 1. Snorkeling and Diving

The North Shore has so many beautiful locations to snorkel and scuba dive. During the winter months it is nearly impossible, and would be dangerous, to attempt to enjoy these amazing places due to the large surf. My favorite place is Sharks Cove, which is conveniently right down the street from Backpackers.

2. Hiking

So many trails on Oahu!! Summer is a great time to do some hiking and get your butt in shape for the beach!! Or just go for the amazing views.

3. Skydiving

If you are coming to Hawaii for an adrenaline rush and there aren’t any waves. Well might as well go skydiving! Check out the North Shore from the sky. Best lookout there is.

These are just a few awesome activities you can do here on the North Shore, but there are so much more. Come out and find out for yourself.

 Disclaimer: There is still surf on all other sides of the island! So you can always do that as well.