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Understanding Hawaii’s Surf and Travel Seasons: When’s the Best time to Surf on Oahu?

Unlike the mainland United States, in Hawaii, it’s always warm enough to wear boardshorts. Most days, the sun is shining, and the air is warm and tropical, no matter the season. For the majority of the year, there are waves to surf on the island, but there is still a clear swell season on Oahu’s…

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December 2, 2021

Surf Forecasting 101: How to Know When the Waves are Good

If you’re a new surfer, you might not know how to tell if the waves are decent without physically going to check the surf. Whether you’ve learned with us at our Oahu surf school in Hawaii or are surfing elsewhere, checking the surf isn’t always a possibility. Sometimes we have to check the forecast using…

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November 23, 2021

Our Oahu Surf School’s Guide to Surfboard Design

Surfboards come in all shapes and sizes, and for new surfers, finding just the right board for your skill level can be a daunting task. Understanding surfboard design will help you pick the right board for your skill level and different wave types. Today, even the top pros choose to ride a variety of board…

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November 17, 2021

The Best Oahu Activities in and Out of the Water: What to do on Oahu When You’re Not Surfing

  Hawaii visitors know they’re going to get epic surf, but what else does Oahu have to offer? In the water, when you’re surfing with us at our Oahu surf school, you can expect North Shore surf lessons that prioritize fun above all else. We teach the fundamentals of surfing while reinforcing the age-old adage,…

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November 8, 2021

Why You Should Learn to Surf in Hawaii

  Hawaii, specifically Oahu’s North Shore, is home to the world’s most celebrated surf. Come winter each year, the international surf community descends on the stretch of coastline on Oahu’s North Shore known as the Seven Mile Miracle, where the planet’s most formidable waves break. Among those waves is Pipeline, perhaps the most dangerous and visually…

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November 4, 2021

Intermediate Surf Tips from Our North Shore Surf School

If you’re an intermediate surfer who has mastered the basics of popping up, riding cleanly down the line, and understands lineup dynamics, then it’s time to take your surfing to the next level with an Advanced Surf Lesson. During an Advanced Surf Lesson at Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience, our professional surf instructors act as surf coaches…

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October 25, 2021

Our Oahu Surf School’s Guide to Understanding Different Surf Breaks and Wave Types

One of the reasons that surfing has such a gravitational pull on everyone who tries it is that no two waves are alike. Even if you’re surfing the same break every day in the same conditions, the waves you ride will all slightly differ from one another. If the dynamic nature of waves isn’t enough…

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October 18, 2021

Surf Tips from our Oahu Surf Lessons Coaches

At Jamie O’Brien Surf Experiences, we pride ourselves on our ability to have fun in the water. As Jamie says, “surfing is all about creativity. There is no right or wrong way to ride a wave.” Regardless of your age or skill level, there’s an opportunity for you to enjoy surfing here on the North…

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October 13, 2021

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