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There's a reason people from all over the world converge on Oahu's North Shore. The minute your toes hit the warm pacific, with the golden sand coating your feet, you're transported to a better place. A place where the stress of daily life fades away with every wave that crashes on the shore. The North Shore, and the lifestyle that accompanies living here, is the key to to a better life. If you're not fortunate enough to call this stretch of paradise home, we've outlined three crucial elements to North Shore livin' that you can impart on your daily life, no matter where you call home.
Before you pack your bags and head off to paradise, take a moment to read through our helpful list of North Shore travel tips.
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The holding period for the famous Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is slated to commence on Oahu’s North Shore on January 7, with live action broadcast online at WatermanLeague.com. Held at the notoriously dangerous lineup at Pipeline, the event—with its unique team format—has drawn some of the world’s best surfers to North Shore for years. But this year, the event is taking on a new format in the spirit of the great Duke Kahanamoku and will include divisions for longboarding, SUP, bodysurfing, and bodyboarding.
In the first installment of our Country Folk series, where we interview locals on the North Shore with an interesting story to tell, we’ve tapped the shoulder of Kyle Spencer. Originally hailing from Maui, Kyle spent nearly a decade in Orange Country working as a designer and director for surf brand like Etnies, Hurley, and DC Shoes. Recently, the North Shore began calling his name and he and his wife, who’s originally from here, made the pilgrimage back to paradise. With their roots firmly planted in the sands off Pupukea, the duo have taken over the creative reigns of Island Fin design, among other projects. Between work and an afternoon surf session, we spoke to Kyle.
So what’s the best thing about moving to the North Shore?
Surf and family. We get to see both of our families more than ever and nothing beats that. We work hard but living on the North Shore makes it really easy to enjoy life, too.