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Waimea Bay Point - Oahu

Waimea, Hawaii

Waimea Bay Point - Oahu

Waimea Bay Point - Oahu Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A right-hand point break with some of the biggest ridable waves in the world, this famous spot was the original place to ride 30-foot-plus waves and still is one of the premier big-wave spots. It breaks two or three times in winter. Best Boards: 7-foot shortboards and guns. This chapter also includes a brief description of Pinballs.

For most of the year, Waimea Bay is as soft and placid as a pond. Then winter storms deep in the Arctic send waves pulsing across the blue Pacific. Waimea Bay becomes a mesmerizing, roaring fury. Surfing it is like launching off a skyscraper into a pond—it’s bombs away on a vertical takeoff into a steep walling wave face. This is surfing at its most extreme. Situated off Kamehameha Highway just 4 miles east of Haleiwa and 2 miles west of the Banzai Pipeline, next to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Bay Falls, is the famous Waimea Bay Point. Every winter viewers watch breathtaking rides and dramatic rescues at Waimea Bay on the local news. From the roadside, December through February, you can look on in amazement as the best big-wave surfers on planet earth ride 30-foot monsters."

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Trail Information

Waimea
Nearby City
Difficult
Skill Level
Localism, big waves, dangerous rip currents.
Hazards/Cautions
Best in fall and winter
Best Seasons

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