Movies shot on the North Shore of Oahu

The North shore of Oahu is such a famously recognizable and iconic place. Besides the large, consistent waves that barrage our coastline during the winter months, Movies shot on the North Shore of Oahu have undoubtedly helped make it this way. It’s the 7 mile miracle and they don’t call it that for nothing. What does that mean, you may be asking yourself? Well, here you’ll find the most concentrated and celebrated stretch of world-class surf breaks on the planet. So this means, especially if you are a surfer, that the region is literally and figuratively home to the famous Seven Mile Miracle. Experienced surfers, to the novice alike can enjoy this amazingly abundant stretch of beaches.

Even if you are not a surfer, but so desperately want to experience the inner elation and joys that only a surfer knows, you take a surfing lesson from us here at Oahu Surfing Experience. Being that we are based on the North Shore, it allows you to escape the crazy hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki. Town is for fast paced night life and fine cuisine, where as the country is to cruz and enjoy the outdoor nature of Hawai’i at its purest. When you book a surf lesson with Oahu Surfing Experience, we are absolutely committed to keeping you and your family safe. Our wonderfully professional team of instructors fill you with a plethora of surfing knowledge and cultural etiquette that far exceeds any other surf lesson that may be available to you. All of our surfing instructors are the best watermen and water women that the planet has to offer. In fact, most of us here at OSE were at one time paid, sponsored surfers who were paid to endorse mega corporate surfing companies. So I will reconfirm for you, you and your family will be in safest hands money can buy.

When you learn from the best and most qualified surfing instructors, you learn at an extremely accelerated rate and I say with great confidence, we are hands down the best surfing experience that you will ever come across. We can easily customize your surfing experience to the level you are at or to excel you to the level you want to be. Another cool side note is, when we take you to our recommended surf locations we will be able to inform you about the area and show you where they shot many of the phenomenal and creatively cool Network Television shows and Hollywood Movies shot on the North Shore of Oahu.

Sorry if I left anything out, but the list would be far too long, so I am going to try and mention and focus on the ones that some of us instructors here at Oahu Surfing Experience have partaken in.
Below are some of the many famous T.V. shows and Hollywood Movies shot on the North Shore of Oahu :

Lost ABC Television Series
A lot of it was shot on the North Shore and one of the major places that they frequented was Kawela Bay. The smoke monster scenes were created all around the Kawela Bay area.
Police Beach is where they set up their island camp and Mokuleia is where they crashed the airplane.

Blue Crush (2002)
featuring a cameo roll of OSE owner Tamayo Perry at pipeline about to go surfing as himself. Many more scenes were shot at multiple world famous surf locations.

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle (2017) they shot a few scenes at Waimea bay

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
It was based around Turtle Bay Resort.

Hawaii five O
Many shows and scenes have frequented the shore.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Based around the turtle bay resort

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Kawela Bay was one of their many key locations
OSE Owner Tamayo Perry actually got to work and act as a Pirate side by side with Johnny Depp & Penelope Cruz

The Big Bounce (2004)
Much of the filming was located at Ehukai Beach Park & around the Banzai Pipeline area

Soul Surfer (2011)
The Bethany Hamilton movie where OSE Owner and Instructor Emilia Perry stunt doubled for Helen Hunt’s surfing scenes

North Shore (1987)
the original, absolutely surreal and iconic movie full of laughs and a visual abundance of historical North Shore locations

INHUMANS by Marvel Comics (2019)
A few beach scenes were shot on some famous beaches on the North Shore

That’s the brief low down for Movies shot on the North Shore of Oahu. To sum it up, the North shore of Oahu is a place where the sea meets the land and that there’s no place like this on Earth. Beginning from the south end at Haleiwa Beach Park, and journeying North to Sunset Beach, lays a seven-mile stretch of unique nature that contains an abundance of the most perfect blend of surf, sand, ocean & peace that in this day and age is very difficult to find, especially in such a compact area. So book now with OSE and come enjoy the worlds best surf lessons. You won’t regret it! That’s all we got time for. Gotta go surfing, because the waves wait for no one.

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