Scouting the North Shore of Oahu
The North Shore's hidden routes
A view from the beach
With 5-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore
Every winter, the Pacific stirs up massive ocean swells that descend on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. For 50 years, the surf world has followed suit, coming together to crown their champions, celebrate a sport many consider a religion, and ride some of the biggest waves on the planet. Welcome to the North Shore.
Who says you can't take your children mountaineering? The trick is to choose the right summitthen watch as they amaze themselves by scaling it. These five peaks, in order from easiest to hardest, are handpicked to bring out your kid's inner Messner.