Looking for some advice about trip to Hawaii next winter (Late December- Early January after Triple Crown). I'm looking to spend some time on the North Shore and on Maui. It'll be my first experience with reef breaks or signifigant surf travel off the East Coast. Any recommendations to areas/spots with a mellower less localized vibe where I can gain some experience in waves with a little reef break juice? Also reccomendations for a good step-up board (I won't be charging any huge waves though)? Also any recommendations for cool stuff to do other than surfing (I'm also into diving) in and out of the water? Thanks.