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While the surfing is best left to the professionals on the North Shore this time of year, there’s more than enough to keep you busy on and off the beach. Here, our short list for one of O‘ahu’s most popular coasts.

Check out some of the world’s best surfer in action before the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing comes to a close on Dec. 20.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Before Hawai‘i’s biggest surf event comes to a close on Dec. 20, be sure to make your way up to the North Shore for Billabong Pipeline Masters, the final competition of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. North Shore,

Banzai Sushi Bar
Fresh off its 10-year anniversary last month, this eatery continues its tradition of amazing sushi. While any day is good for a visit here, the weekends are hot with live music on Saturdays and indulgent Sake Sundays. North Shore Marketplace, 66-246 Kamehameha Highway‬, ‪Hale‘iwa, 637.4404, ‪

Nalu Kinetic Spa
There’s much to love about this spa destination that vibes perfectly with the North Shore’s surfing heritage. Stay active with the likes of SUP Yoga classes. Then, unwind with unique treatments like the Nalu (Wave) Massage, which mimics the flow and buoyancy of water. Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, 447.6868

Surfer, the Bar
The bar created by one of the world’s surf mags continues to pack the crowds in, and for good reason. Besides the cold brews, there’s the live music and hot fetes. This month includes the Gold Party on Dec. 14 and jam sessions with the likes of Paula Fuga for the rest of the month. Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, 293.6000,

Find the coolest threads to wear in and out of the water at the cozy outpost of this smart outdoor brand, which has been a retail mainstay for over 20 years. 66-250 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, 637.1245,