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View of Waime beach North-Shore, Oahu with high surf

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Waimea Beach: Heading south from Sunset Beach along Kamehameha Hwy, towards Haleiwa, you’ll pass by one of Oahu’s most enjoyed environments. Waimea Bay is a treasure trove of activities and excitement. The beach is laden with soft white sand burrowed at the foot of the Waimea Valley. The waves here in the winter time can reach 50 feet or more. It’s no wonder Waimea Beach is the home of the “Quicksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave International”.

This surfing event has only been held seven times since 1986 because conditions have to be just right, meaning BIG! The Wiamea River flows into the bay at the north end of the beach. When the river’s current is flowing strong you can watch the surfers having a blast in the waves created by the river impacting the sand bar at the beach’s edge. There is also “Jump Rock” where cliff jumping enthusiasts can leap into Waimea Bay. Waimea Falls Park is located across the road and is open daily from 10 to 5:30 pm. Cost of admission is $19.95 for adults/ $9.95 for children 6-12. The falls are a short three quarter mile distance from the entrance.

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the bravest cliff-divers jump from 80 feet at Waimea Falls. They would climb up to the 40-50 foot height of the falls, and then continue up the cliff face to what seemed hundreds of feet. This was long ago and might not be allowed any more. Waimea Falls is a complete adventure park with visitor attractions and activities. They have a tram ride that takes you to the falls, or at least a portion of the way. Bring your swimsuit.

 

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Daniel C.
"This bay is gorgeous"
Reviewed March 31, 2014
This bay is gorgeous all the way around. We were here in the summer and the water was so clear and calm. Awesome! We enjoyed snorkeling and standup paddling with perfect conditions
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View of Waime beach North-Shore, Oahu with high surf
Waimea Bay
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