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  Surfer at Kolekole Park
by KiKitC
  • Surfer at Kolekole Park - Hilo
      Surfer at Kolekole Park
    by KiKitC
  • Small waterfall at Kolekole Park - Hilo
      Small waterfall at Kolekole Park
    by KiKitC

Just after the 14 mile marker on 19 north of Hilo, there is a small park, where the water from Akaka Falls flows out to the ocean. We took the short trip into the park, which is below the highway we just came off of. The bridge the highway was on was part of a railroad bridge that was greatly damaged in the tsunami of 1946.

There is a small waterfall and swimming hole in this park. The beach itself is too hazardous to swim in, but the force of the fresh water stream emptying into the ocean made some impressive surfing conditions. We watched a surfer here for a while. Brave soul. The waves were only 100 yards or so from the rocks of the beach.

This is a nice spot to spend time, there are facilities for a nice picnic. We were there mid-week, and is was pretty empty, though I hear weekends it is busy.

Directions: Take 19 north out of Hilo, just after the 14 mile marker

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  • Written Apr 19, 2006
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