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"Haleiwa-North Shore and Banzai Pipeline!" Honolulu Things to Do Tip by machomikemd

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North shore is the north-facing coastal area of Oʻahu between Kaʻena Point and Kahuku Point. The largest settlement is Haleʻiwa. This area is best known for its massive waves, attracting surfers from all around the globe. Haleiwa is the hub of the North Shore, which overlooks picturesque Waialua Bay with its restaurants, shops and landmark Anahula Bridge. Further down the road, famous surf spots line the coast past Waimea Bay. Across the street, find historic Waimea Valley and the Saints Peter and Paul Mission around the bend.

During the summer, Oahu’s North Shore offers pristine diving and snorkeling conditions and a calm that befits its rural setting. But during the winter, the community is awakened by monster waves that roll in unabated 2,000 miles from Alaska. Top surfers and curious onlookers crowd Sunset, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay.

Mileage from Haleiwa’s North Shore Marketplace to:
•Alii Beach Park– .7 miles
•Chun’s Reef– 2.9 miles
•Waimea Bay– 4.7 miles
•Banzai Pipeline at Ehukai Beach Park– 6.9 miles
•Sunset Beach– 7.7 miles courtesy Strong Current

Address: 66-434 Kamehameha Hwy.
Directions: Honolulu via central Oahu, stop at Pearl Harbor, Wahiawa town–the gateway to the North Shore–and Dole Pineapple Plantation.Honolulu via Kaneohe, head over the Koolau mountains to Pali Lookout, Chinaman’s Hat and Polynesian Cultural Center.
othercontact: Fax: (808) 637-4556
Phone: (808) 637-4558

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  • Written Jul 31, 2007
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