Green Turtle while relaxing near sandy beach

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Originally a plantation-era supply town in the 1900s, Haleʻiwa today is the de facto surf city of the North Shore. It’s all about the waves here and everyone knows it. If the town is all hustle and bustle, chances are the ocean is flat. If the swells are breaking, it could take you an hour to travel the 8 miles through rubber-necking traffic to Sunset Beach.


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