With swells that get as large as 30 feet during the winter months, this beach is a well-known surf spot. Beginning surfers ... More
Makaha Beach Park
With swells that get as large as 30 feet during the winter months, this beach is a well-known surf spot. Beginning surfers and boogie boarders are discouraged from testing the surf when the waves are high; swimming is unheard-of. Swimmers and boogie boarders should visit during the summer and always be careful of riptides, undertow and unexpected high surf. The area has quite an interesting history. In days gone by, a gang of marauding outlaws hid out in the Makaha valley, wreaking havoc on the unlucky locals and visitors. Of course the outlaws have long since disappeared, but the name, which means "fierce", stuck.
Too many homeless people in this area. Do not go anywhere at night time. We stayed at Makaha shores which looked nice on the VRBO website but we found needles in the hallway. I've travelled to lots of places before and this area scared me more than Mexico.
Great beach for parking, watching the sunset, and for snorkeling/ swimming (I just got back from visiting - FEB 27/ 28 2007.)
I saw about 10 - 15 turtles out around the reef where the Orange Buoy is.
Have virtually the whole beach to ourselves. Don't leave any valuables in the car - just be smart and watch your stuff.
(Car is easy to see from Beach and water...)
Enjoy! I want to be there now! Anyone want a travel buddy?!?! : )
When the water is calm, this beach is a lovely swimming spot. The tide pools, located in a sheltered spot
on the point of the beach, are great for snorkeling during calm days. It should be mentioned that, as ...
Windsurfers, a breed apart from regular humans and similar to wave surfers, travel from far distant corners of the world
to hit this top windsurfing beach. When the water is flat, they simply sit and wait. When the wind ...
When someone hears the name "Waimea", chances are that images of 20 foot waves and daredevil surf monsters come to
mind. That stereotype is correct. This beach is ranked among the top ten big wave surf spots in the ...
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