From Our Editors
Under the tutelage of the legendary surfer "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani, the instructor who now runs North Shore Surf Instruction learned how to surf on Hawaiian beaches. Today, he relates those same lessons to surfers of all ages, all the while emphasizing the importance of "aloha"—a word that has many meanings, including peace, compassion and mercy.
In a protected cove, safe from the larger ocean swells, beginners will first get their bearings on land. There, they can practice standing up on the board, paddling, and waving wildly to passing parasailers. They can then take to the water on a traditional surfboard or stand-up paddle board, ready to catch some waves and explore the scenery.