Tag: North Shore Oahu

“Eddie Would Go” – Why Hawaii Celebrates Eddie Aikau

Eddie Aikau was the first lifeguard to work on Oahu’s North Shore. He became a surfing legend and local hero before sacrificing his life to save fellow Hokulea voyagers in the 1970s. Today, he is honored throughout Hawaii as a symbol of aloha and Hawaii traditions.  Hawaii has a unique culture that’s brimming with its […]

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Iam Tongi – American Idol, Ambassador of Aloha

Iam Tongi is the new American Idol. With his angelic voice, inspiring backstory, and gift for songwriting, Tongi has captured the hearts of the show’s judges and millions of its viewers and voters. He became a national sensation when his audition went viral. His journey to the top of the world of music and entertainment […]

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North Shore Oahu – staying safe

In the previous HAT Blog, we wrote about the seasons in Hawaii, Fall in particular, and what makes Hawaii’s seasons unique. There’s a fifth season in Hawaii, however, and we’ll talk about it here. North Shore Oahu has its own “big wave season”, which spans the months between October and March. It’s commonly referred to […]

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Ocean Safety tips for big wave season in the pandemic

2022 roared into Hawaii under a “Kona low” weather system that darkened skies (and lit them up with lightning) and caused severe flooding in multiple areas throughout the state. For days. But sunny skies have returned, the winds have calmed, and the Aloha State is again enjoying perfect “beach weather”. This is great news for […]

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Sunset Beach legends with lessons

The 2021-2022 Winter Season on Oahu’s North Shore has begun with the recent arrival of significant swell and favorable winds. It’s getting good, and we are thinking about how different this season will differ from those past. 2020-21 was exceedingly weird and quiet for terrible reasons. Major surf contests at iconic breaks are off this […]

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Hawaii “shoulder season” perks

We’re in the middle of one of Hawaii tourism’s “shoulder seasons” when demand for travel, accommodations, and tourism-adjacent businesses like restaurants and tour companies dips below peak summer and winter levels. But what does shoulder season mean? Right now, in the middle of October, daily visitor arrivals are averaging ~20,000. Just this past August, that […]

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Hawaii’s King Tides bring in the New Year

Increasing King Tides in Hawaii concern residents and officials. Here’s what you need to know about them. 2018 got off to an interesting start with the arrival of the King tides. These tides are rare, and they bring the highest tides of the year. 2017 was a rare year, with an unusual number of very […]

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Waimea Bay: A Must-Visit Any Time of Year

Waimea Bay in Oahu is one of Hawaii’s best beaches. But really, it seems like two totally different beaches, depending on what time of year you visit. In winter months, it draws big wave surfers who aim to ride its 30+ foot tall waves. In the summer, it’s a tranquil swimming spot that’s perfect for […]

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The Best North Shore Food Trucks (and Where to Find Them!)

Oahu’s North Shore food trucks have become nearly as famous as the area’s big-wave surfing and laid-back vibes. If you’ve ever driven to the North Shore of Oahu, I’m sure you’ve noticed the trucks scattered along the side of the highway, stretching from Haleiwa to Kualoa Ranch. Lunch trucks are some of the most popular […]

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