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Hawaii's best-known island measures roughly 30 by 40 miles, is home to state capital Honolulu as well as 80 percent of the state's population, and is ringed with excellent waves, including more than a half-dozen of surfing's most historic breaks. Oahu can be divided into four main surfing areas: 1) The rural North Shore, surfing's most storied coastline, sometimes referred to as "the seven-mile ...

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