Spectators on the beach watch surfers ride Oahu's famous pipeline.

Wintertime Surf in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its giant wintertime surf and December is one of the best months to be a surf spectator as waves on Hawaii’s north- and west-facing shores can easily reach 20 to 40 feet high.

Overlooking Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast.

Visiting Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda

Located along the Three Capes Scenic Loop, the small town of Pacific City attracts an increasing number of vacationers. Read more about the area, including the authors’ top choice for the nicest place to stay along the loop.