OK! Airline tix are booked! We may stay in Honolulu area the 1st night bc we arrive on New Yrs Eve. But the rest of our stay, we would like to stay as far away as poss from the hustle & bustle. Ive looked at rentals in Haleiwa & Makaha. My daughter wants to learn to surf, and that is very high priority on our trip. We enjoy more laid back atmosphere rather than busy & crowds. We plan on doing alot of cooking, so restaurant variety is not high priority either. We have NEVER been to Oahu- so ANY advice or ideas would be so appreciated! My husband & I were married in Kauai & vacationed again in Maui. Not been to Oahu, but im hoping we like the laid back North Shore as much as we did the other 2 islands. We will be there New Years week. My 15 yr old stepdaughter has been wanting to learn to surf & we are hoping to get her up and riding the waves! Please help! Need to know where to stay! Thanks so much!