“Haleiwa” means "house of the frigate bird” in Hawaiian. Rustic Haleiwa Town
is the arts and culture center of the North Shore, not to mention the surf capital of the world. Surfers stop here before (and after) riding waves at nearby North Shore beaches. Plus, you'll find famous Hawaiian treats like Aoki's Shave Ice
and Matsumoto's Shave Ice
In 1898, businessman Benjamin Dillingham built hotel Haleiwa, located where Haleiwa Joe’s stands today. The Haleiwa airfield was used mainly for flight training in the 1920s. During the 1940s the runway was used for World War II landings and aircraft patrol takeoff. In 1984 Haleiwa became a State Historic, Cultural and Scenic District in Hawaii.