Triple Crown of Surfing Oahu

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Oahu is full of exciting events and things to do all year long, and 2013 is no different. One upcoming Oahu Attraction that many people are looking forward to and will be heading to the island to attend is the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the first event in the 2013 Triple Crown of Surfing. In addition to the Reef Hawaiian Pro, which runs from November 12 to 23 at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach, the 2013 Triple Crown of Surfing also includes an event at Sunset Beach (in Australia) from November 24 to December 6 and the Billabong Pipe Masters event from December 8 to December 20.  After the Pipe Masters, the final event of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, the World Surfing Champion will be crowned. At this point, it looks like it will either be Mick Fanning or Kelly Slater, but, given the volatile nature of the sport, anything could happen during this year’s Triple Crown of … [Read more...]

Things to do in Oahu 4th of July

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Even though it is only the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is certainly the Hawaiian Island where you will have the most fun on the 4th of July. Home to some of the greatest outdoor activities in the U.S. (and plenty of indoor ones as well), the list of Oahu Attractions is downright intimidating. Fortunately, if you are simply looking for somewhere to go on Independence Day, there’s only one answer - Waikiki Beach. Located on the south shore of the island, Waikiki used to be an area that was frequented by Hawaiian royalty. Although that has changed somewhat, Waikiki Beach is still a place that visitors from around the world flock to in order to have a good time…a royally good time! The area is home to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and a number of top-notch Oahu Attractions. Waikiki means "spouting waters" in Hawaiian and after one look at the surf … [Read more...]

Lei Day 2013 in Oahu

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The beautiful Hawaiian lei, a floral necklace or garland presented as a symbol of affection, is one of the most enduring images of Hawaiian culture.  Lei Day 2013 is a unique cultural event celebrating this tradition that has been held in Oahu for nearly a century. Sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the 86th annual Lei Day Celebration honors the nature and culture of traditional Hawaii, most especially, of course, the lei. If you’re looking for authentic Oahu attractions to visit with your family, look no further! The Lei Day Celebration is held every year on May 1st and features an impressive lineup of singing, dancing, eating, and art. Hosted in the heart of Queen Kapiolani Regional Park (located along the southern coast of Oahu outside of Waikiki), activities run from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm all across the park and in the bandstand. Highlights of the celebration … [Read more...]