The Surf Bus is a family run tour company based on the North Shore of Oahu, which offers guests a unique type of tour where you actually get off the bus to do something and have some fun! Being North Shore local residents, we'll set you up at the best spots for your activity, so you know you are doing what locals do! As we've watched too many tour buses driving by or stopping for quick snap shots, we realized how much visitors miss out on the North Shore of Oahu. And so, it became our goal to design a Hawaii Tour where you can have a real North Shore experience! All the activities are stuff we do ourselves as part of our daily North Shore living routine, lucky huh? But wait, we want to share it all with you!
Our wonderful guides are part of our ohana: Sam, Harry, Keoki and Acey have embraced our philosophy to the fullest and are ready to share with you their Hawaiian knowledge and relaxed island pace to make sure you have the best day on The Surf Bus!
Hawaii resident for over 20 years, Justin is an outdoor aficionado. From spear fishing to surfing, diving and mountain biking, Justin loves it all! He has been a surfer since he was 10 and also holds a 100 ton captain's license, as well as sailing and diesel mechanics certificate. He has sailed around the world doing what he loves and has set anchor in Hawaii where he charges 30 foot waves whenever they are out there. His stoke in life will show in whatever he does and his passion is to share with you his favorite outdoor adventures.
Originally from Brazil, Leila has been living in Hawaii for over a decade. She was a professional bodyboarder, top rated at the world tour for 10 years and the only rider to ever get 2 perfect 10 point rides at the famous Banzai Pipeline. Leila speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and a little Japanese which she learned while traveling the world during her professional athletic career.
SAM HAMILTON was our 2nd ever hire and remains with us full time. Sam is hardworking, loyal, reliable and easygoing. His passions are Hiking, Healthy Living, Music and his two Beautiful Boys. Sam has been an Oahu Nature Guide for over 10 years and gives an excellent balance of Hawaii Facts and History coupled with music selections from Local Artists on his Tour.
HARRY HARRIS: We are lucky to have Harry full time, he is an Outgoing, Fun,and Caring Individual. Harry pays Attention to Details on the Tour insuring those that need that little bit extra to feel comfortable at every stop do. HE SHINES so much in our Reviews we have new guests asking for him as their guide for their first time, all the time.
ACEY FERREIRA: Mr. Aloha, The Happy Portuguese Hawaiian takes good care of everybody and gives it his all every time. So much so ,that he often ends up doing other Private Tours with our guests after their North Shore Experience. His Tours often take in a few extra stops to Treat everyone to some of our Unique Island Flavors. ACEY'S personal passions are Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Family and Food.
"Hi Justin, just a short note to say thanks, had a great time Monday week-ago, and you're doing a great job with The Surf Bus. Good luck for your business and the future!"
Leila wins 4th place at the Pipeline Women's BodyBoard Championship.