Posted by Rick Civelli | 02.06.2009 | Teen Camps, WB Surf Camp News
My AMAZING Trip to Oahu, Hawaii
As a surfer, you are always reading, watching and hearing about the winter on the North Shore. The pros are in town, the water is warm, and the waves can get epic at some of the most famous surf breaks in the world (Pipeline, Backdoor, Waimea, and Sunset to name a few..). Although, when I was there, the waves never got to be too huge, it was an unforgettable experience seeing Pipeline break in person. I have been dying to go to Hawaii for as long as I can remember and when I got the opportunity to plan a trip after Graduating from UNCW, I knew exactly where I was going and when: the North Shore of Hawaii, in the winter, over New Years (Waikiki is said to have one of the best New Years Eve parties in the U.S, and I can now say from experience that they have the BEST New Years Eve fireworks show ever!).
Throughout my week stay on the island of Oahu, I crammed in every possible sightseeing/surfing activity that I possible could. I think I only sat on the beach and relaxed for a total of two hours…on the last day! Some of my favorite activities included snorkeling, surfing Waikiki, seeing an active volcano on the Big Island, surfing my first reef break (I spent most of the time staring down at the reef…it looks so close!), having sea turtles pop up right next to my board, and finally, my all-time favorite memory of Hawaii was dropping in on my first wave on the North Shore at a break called Chuns Reef.
I know that campers travelling to Hawaii with Surf Camp also get to experience an authentic luau, and take a ride in an outrigger canoe, which are two things that looked like so much fun and I wished I had done, so if you are thinking about going on Surf Camps Hawaii adventure I would definitely recommend that you go. Surf Camp not only has everything planned to a “t” (which I found difficult to do on my own, never having been to the Island), but wealso know about some less crowded surf spots, which is key because Waikiki gets pretty crazy.
Traveling to Hawaii and actually experiencing everything I have been reading about in surf magazines for so long was absolutely amazing and an experience I will never forget. If you are an experienced surfer or someone who is just getting into the sport, I encourage you to visit Hawaii if you can. You won’t regret it, and you’ll come home with hundreds of great pictures!