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Ehukai Beach Park (Banzai Pipeline), Oahu

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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  • Fantastic beach with fantastic waves and soft sand. Be careful though when you swim as currents are strong. 
  • I went here just to see the surfers. On the day that I went the water was a little murky and the waves were not that big so there wasn't a lot of surfing to watch. Some people got up but nothing cool....  read more »
  • We aren't surfers but stopped to watch because of the reputation of this beach as one of the top spots in the US. Despite smaller waves in the summer when we visited, these waves were still larger tha...  read more »
  • Come watch the HUGE North shore waves break at the one and only pipe line!! It's worth a stop in the winter months.. you should for sure not go for a swim with 20+ waves rolling in, but watching the world's best surfers rip it up is a once in a life time opportunity not to be missed! Great beach to chill at in the summer months when the waves have calmed down.
  • This is a road trip from Honolulu but you will see and experience the real Hawaii on the way. I don't recommend swimming there as there are no life guards and the waters are very dangerous even for experienced swimmers. If you decide to run down the huge sand dunes better be in shape and prepared for a very steep climb back but you will see the beautiful waves and the surfers riding them.
  • The best beach I've ever been to. Watching the waves was a spiritual experience. Only 2 times in my life have I felt this feeling. One was while watching the waves at Bonzai Pipeline, and the other was standing on Blackcomb at Whistler. The beach was so comfortable. I hate getting sand on me, sand in my shorts, etc - the worst. The sand at Bonzai is like micro rocks, smooth rocks that don't stick to you and get in your junk. I even loved the sand here. There's something magical about this place. I can't wait to go back again.
  • By far our favorite beach! Great big wave viewing. PLEASE listen to the lifeguards. On some days, it looks OK to swim but occasionally there are unusual rips on low days. I've been coming to Hawaii, bodysurfing, etc for 50 years and I just went in to rinse off. I was swept 200 yards behind the surf line and had to be rescued before I went to Kauai. NEVER swim without fins. Remember, Pipeline has had more big wave surfers killed there than all the big wave beaches in the world... combined. You will get incredible sunset views for photographs... use a fill-in flash if you want people posing in front of them. I use this beach (and Rockpiles) a lot for my family/couple portrait shoots.
  • All I have to say is the North Shore in February and one can already see the surfers catching waves and waves crashing onto the beaches. When I went the water was too rough to swim in but just perfect to watch some very talented surfers have some fun.
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