About Oahu’s North Shore:
Those who love to surf, love to watch surfing or just love endless soft sandy beaches should visit the North Shore during their stay at Ambassador Hotel - An Oahu Hotel. This area of Oahu, located about one hour from Waikiki, is home to some of the biggest waves in Hawaii, and some of the top surfing competitions in the world take place here. Visiting the North Shore is one of the most popular Honolulu Activities, and once you arrive at this beautiful place you will know why.
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which takes place in November and December, draws some of the best surfers in the world. Crowds gather to watch these amazing athletes ride waves that are as high at 30 feet. While the biggest waves can be found from November to February, the best time for less experienced surfers to try and catch some waves at the North Shore is between May and September when the waves are a bit tamer.
Simply strolling along the beautiful beaches is a favorite Thing to do in Hawaii, and the North Shore has many gorgeous spots to enjoy including Sunset Beach, Ehukai Beach and Waimea Bay. Another popular Thing to do in Hawaii is to eat like a local, and the North Shore has many Restaurants where you can do just that. Enjoy a plate lunch at Ted’s Bakery or stop into Matsamoto’s Shave Ice for some cool refreshment.
Ambassador Hotel - A Waikiki Hotel, located just a short walk from Waikiki Beach, is a great choice for those who want impressive amenities, a fabulous location and some of the best rates in Waikiki.
During your next stay at our Waikiki Hotel, take a day to explore the beauty of the North Shore. This Honolulu Activity will be one of your favorite parts of your trip!
Location and Contact Information for Ted’s Bakery:
Don’t let the name fool you! While Ted’s Bakery does offer a delectable selection of pies and other goodies, they also serve one of the best plate lunches on the North Shore. A plate lunch is a typical Hawaiian meal that includes 2 scoops of rice, macaroni salad and an entrée of your choice.
59-024 Kamehameha Highway Haleiwa, HI 96712
Location and Contact Information for Matsamoto’s Shave Ice:
While there are plenty of places to buy shave ice, one of the most popular at the North Shore is Matsamoto’s Shave Ice. Stop by and try one of the amazing combinations such as the Azuki Special with shaved ice, Mizore syrup, drizzled with condensed milk and topped with ice cream, Azuki beans and mocha balls.
Matsamoto’s Shave Ice
66-087 Kamehameha Highway Haleiwa, HI 96712