Haleiwa is the nearest city to the North Shore , and also has some beaches , not my favorite kind of wave , but still a very good wave . Many japanese surfers like this spot . I could met Joel Centeio after surf , nice guy . The first time I met him was 2 years ago in Chiba during the WQS . Also Haleiwa is a good place to go out at night , to drink , have some shushi or try a delicious Burger .