Oahu Live Surf Cam
Waikiki Beach - Honolulu - North Shore
Known as “The Gathering Place,” the island of Oahu is the most visited of all the Hawaiian Islands and is home to Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu’s southeast coast and is one of the main financial and business hubs of the Pacific. Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian island and is also the most populated of all the islands with just under one million people on this island alone. Oahu is a perfect place to begin your Hawaiian holiday and it is the stepping stone to all the other wonderful islands in the state.
Visitors to Oahu can experience more restaurants, shops, nightlife, and daily activities than all the other islands put together. People traveling on any budget can find accommodations and activities that will suit their needs. Read more.
Everything from rental cottages and condos to luxury resorts like the Kahala Hotel & Resort just east of Diamond Head and Turtle Bay on the North Shore will suit every travels needs and wants. Because the average year round temperature is between 75 to 85 F, anytime of the year is a good time to visit the state. The summer months tend to be drier and warmer while the winter months a bit cooler and wet. Hawaii has a wonderful northeast trade wind that acts as a natural air conditioner and keeps things comfortable year round. .
Once considered the “Sport of Kings” surfing was a way for the Hawaiian Royal class to show off in the waters off Waikiki Beach. In the early 1900’s a famous surfer and olympic swimmer from Waikiki named Duke Kahanamoku helped introduce the sport of surfing to the world. In the late 1950’s and early 60’s big wave surfing was first attempted on the now world famous North Shore. Surfing on the island of Oahu is now world famous and people travel from all corners of the globe to see the spectacular winter swells at places like the Banzai Pipeline, Off the Wall, Log Cabins, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay on the North Shore. The island of Oahu has far more surf breaks than any of the other islands and surfers of all skill levels will find waves to suit their needs. See less.