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You’ve finally made it. This is your first morning on the North Shore. There’s an out-of-office reply on your email, your beach bag is packed, and you’re ready for an unforgettable day in paradise. But before you leave the front door of your tropical pad at Turtle Bay, it dawns on you: Where do I even begin?
Behind every beach, atop every mountain, and hidden inside a cute plantation cottage in a quaint Hawaiian town lays an opportunity to create a memory you’ll never forget. In the first installment of our North Shore Must Do List, we’ve highlighted some things you simply have to do on your next North Shore vacation.
The North Shore’s own John John Florence made history yesterday when he was crowned the Volcom Pipe Pro champ. This victory for John John, who’s been a staple in the surf scene since he was old enough to walk, proved to be a milestone: it was his fourth win at the event in five years. And perhaps even better than claiming a win in your own backyard at a prestigious contest like the Volcom Pipe was the fact that John John bested Kelly Slater in the process.
While the duo have a mentor-mentee relationship, Slater, who’s 42 and an 11-time world champ, has trumped the young Hawaiian upstart in two of the most dramatic matchups of last year. For John John, his win yesterday proved to be redeeming.
With its expansive golden sand getaways, picturesque mountains, and breath-taking sunsets, it’s no wonder that Turtle Bay has become one of the world’s most sought-after locales to vacation. But with so much adventure, sand, and sun to take in, it can be tough to know where to begin. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve highlighted our three favorite North Shore Oahu beaches, in no particular order, for you to bask in the next time you come to Turtle Bay.