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North Shore Surf Adventures' instructors funnel their experience and enthusiasm for wave riding into tutoring all ages in surfing fundamentals during two-hour lessons. Classes wade into the waters of Oahu's North Shore beaches—known for their clear summertime waters, enormous winter waves, and appearance in such films as Pirates of the Caribbean and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. When students call to reserve a spot, North Shore Surf Adventures' oceanic experts work with them to pick the best locale based on wave conditions. Students can opt to bring their own gear or instructors can outfit pupils with surfboards, rash guards, and leashes to restrain overexcited boards.

66-540 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa,
HI
US

American Tire Company's tread scholars help to extend tire lifetimes and improve fuel economy with computerized tire services. ASE-certified technicians rotate wheels to alternate sides of the auto, evening out wear on treads and giving tires a new axle to talk to. Using the Hunter P811 computerized alignment rack, technicians also straighten the angles of wayward wheels to improve fuel economy. Service appointments typically take 30–45 minutes but vary by vehicle type.

1030 Opule St
Kapolei,
HI
US

If you’ve ever watched the TV show Lost or seen the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, you are already familiar with the handiwork available at Exquisite Auto Detail. Highly visible clients often turn to the full-service detail shop for vehicular care, which is consistently meticulous regardless of whether the staff is handling exotic and collectible cars or everyday rides. In addition to cleaning services that include one-, two-, and three-step buffing, clay-bar applications, paint-sealant treatments, and luxurious wash-and-wax packages, the technicians perform window tinting, paintless dent removal, and auto painting.

2045 Lauwiliwili St, Ste 607
Kapolei,
HI
US

Master tinter Tony Sumibcay's decades-long career took him across the country shading windows for clients ranging from real-estate magnates to the FBI before he set up shop in Kapolei with his son, Eric. Together, the family team protects vehicle interiors from harmful UV rays and helps reduce energy costs for homes and businesses with window tinting. Each sheet of high-tech Solar Gard film adheres to windows with a limited lifetime warranty, adding an attractive shady aesthetic to glass surfaces and shielding them from sunlight and the occasional supernova.

488 Kamokila Boulevard
Kapolei,
HI
US

For more than 12 years, the detail technicians at Perfect Auto Shine have been making cars, trucks, and SUVs sparkle like new with their meticulous hand washes. They fearlessly face down automotive adversities such as mud, salt, and amorous shopping carts in parking lots with three levels of detailing, and they cap their more extensive services with clay-bar polishes. The team also offers restorative services a la carte, buffing out scuffs, shining headlights, and deodorizing interiors.

Mobile
Wahiawā,
HI
US

When it comes to spearfishing, Westside Dive and Tackle founder Kris Tyler considers using scuba tanks as cheating. So when he suits up to spearfish, the seasoned outdoorsman plunges 20 feet below the water’s surface, holds his breath in the stillness, and waits: “You become a part of the reef or rock, and you wait for the perfect situation—for the one fish that might give you that really good shot.” A self-described “water baby,” Kris has been swimming and fishing in Hawaii and Florida since childhood. Most of all, he loves the way spearfishing enables him to connect with the underwater universe and partake in a tradition Hawaiians have enriched for generations.

In addition to his spearfishing expeditions, Mr. Tyler totes explorers to his favorite sunken wrecks and lava caverns off the coast of Oahu on scuba-diving charters, and equips them to chart their own expeditions or challenge blowfish to staring contests during scuba-diving certification.

94-221 Leonui St
Waipahu,
HI
US