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Diamond Head Trail (Hiking) experience
Diamond Head Crater is a stunning volcanic landmark that has captured the attention of visitors from the beginning of time. Ancient Hawaiians first named the extinct volcano Le’Ahi for its strong Ahi-Tuna-fish brow like appearance. Later in the 1800’s, British sailors were fooled by the glittering stones that are embedded at the top of the crater. No diamonds were discovered, but Le’Ahi received its new name “Diamond Head”. The Diamond Head trail itself was originally built in 1908 by the US Army, and used for many decades as part of the Fort Rugur military base. Artillery cannons, cement bunkers and an observation deck were built on the summit of the Diamond Head Crater. Today Diamond Head has been turned into a state national park. You will need to enter the Diamond Head park from the eastern side, through a short tunnel that will bring you into the center of the crater, where you will start your 560 foot climb.
North Shore Surf Spots experience
The island of Oahu is home to some of the best and most famous surf breaks in the world, many of which are located on the North Shore. There are fun waves in Oahu year round and tons of breaks to explore throughout the relatively small island. It’s probably best to get acquainted with some of the more popular breaks first though so you can get a taste of Hawaiian surf and learn the lay of the land a little bit before you go venturing off to the lesser-known breaks. You can drive across the island in about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic (which can get really busy depending on the time of day). On the North Shore, AKA the 7-mile miracle, it can sometimes take 30 to 40 minutes to drive end to end. The speed limit from Hale’iwa to Turtle Bay is mostly a laidback 25 to 35 miles per hour and the area can get a lot of traffic from frequent north shore surf competitions in the winter and tourist buses making frequent stops in Hale’iwa, Sunset Beach, and the oh-so-popular shrimp trucks.
South Shore Surf Spots experience
We took sometime to put together the best surf spots on the south shores of Oahu as listed below the videos will go in order starting first with the amazing Ala Moana Bowls. Each surf spots has its own unique thing that makes it different some swells pull more one way than another some areas have more coral than others. We always recommend you check the surfing conditions before you go out the weather can rapidly change at any moment and make it very difficult to get back in. Know your limits
Sharks Cove (Snorkeling) experience
Dont be scared off by the name "Sharks Cove" you will most likely not run into any sharks when swimming at Shark's Cove . This cove got its name from a popular story that says that the outline of a reef outside the cove looks like a shark when seen from above. There can be sharks seen here but it is very unlikely Shark's Cove is a lava-rock beach on the North Shore of Oahu and is part of Pupukea Beach Park. It is unique not only because of its spectacular underwater rock formations, but also because of its diverse marine life. Tropical colorful fish and sea turtles are the cove's constant inhabitants. Harmless white-tipped reef sharks may also be spotted just outside the cove. Because of its amazing underwater world, Shark's Cove is a favorite spot among snorkelers and scuba divers. The lava has formed underwater caves and tunnels about 15 to 45 feet (4.5 to 13.7 m) below the surface. These caves are a real thrill for experienced scuba divers. No lifeguards are stationed here. If you want to go swimming at Shark's Cove, it is a good idea to wear reef shoes or fins because of the sharp coral reef that is everywhere in the cove. The best time to explore the cove is in the summer months when the ocean is usually calm. During the winter, getting into the water at Shark's Cove is not recommended because this is when the surf is up on Oahu's North Shore. Shark's Cove is part of an 80-acre Marine Life Conservation District. People need to respect the cove's marine inhabitants and keep the area clean.
Kuilima Cove (Snorkeling) experience
On the northern tip of Oahu a set of scenic bays flank the famed "Turtle Bay Resort". The smaller of the two is protected from the deeper ocean swells by natural volcanic rock jetties making it a safe place to snorkel for visitors of all ages. Once arriving you will see see the famous turtle bay resort Turtle Bay: Beware that during north swells the large bay on the left is not protected and should be avoided for snorkeling purposes. A great longboard wave breaks right off the point outside of the hotel's pool, making for some interesting surfing watching during swells. This bay has a rock-edged entry so prior to entering the water observe cautiously whether the conditions are suitable for swimming. At the bays edge, there is a little-known but famous piece of the "Pearl Harbor" history situated at the oceanfront next to a small walking bridge linking the resort swimming pool to its' cottages. Look for the large placard and signs that explain the significance of this place as a radar outpost during the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor. Kuilima Cove: On the right side of the resort has a gorgeous beach. With its a crescent shaped cove of shallow turquoise waters, and a gently sloping beachfront lined with coco palms, it is what most people imagine when the dream of a Hawaiian beach. The water here has good visibility and the fish are abundant. It also features the adjacent Kaihalulu beach that is great for long walks. The view stretches all the way to Kahuku Point, the northernmost portion of Oahu.