There is no place on earth that can compete with Hawaii’s North Shore: The seven-mile miracle. There are dozens of world-class surf breaks all within walking distance from Backpackers. Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and Sunset Beach are all just a stroll down the beach and there are tons of breaks in between. With the large variety of waves available here, it allows surfers of every type to enjoy the water. Whether you are a beginner or an expert there is a wave that can quench your adrenaline fix.
The North Shore is biggest in the winter months, which typically starts around October and dwindles off in April. During these winter months you can watch the big surf at events like The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. We get swells of all shapes and sizes and even if it’s big at one spot, there are always alternative options if you want to surf somewhere smaller. Talk to one of our staff members and they will be happy to point you in the right direction to a spot good for your ability.