Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore is beautiful and calm on a clear afternoon. Come winter time, this beach will be engulfed by some of the biggest surfable waves in the world. Until then though, it is a sunbathers paradise with blue crystal water, warm temperatures, and plenty of soft sand.
At the far end of the beach, intrepid youth–and not-so-youth–dive from the tall black rocks into the ocean, providing entertainment for themselves and onlookers.
When the beach is as uncrowded as this, it is a perfect spot to drink in the aloha that Hawaii offers.
The island of Kauai is oldest of the primary Hawaiian islands, giving it extremely weathered features on its exposed areas like the north shore. read more
A gorgeous North Shore sunset closes out the day hidden behind drifting clouds off the island of Oahu. read more
A gorgeous sunset lights up Hawaii’s famous North Shore on a calm summer evening. read more
Two thin lines of white water created by surfers trickle down the front of a giant wave in Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore. read more
The sun sets on tranquil Coconut beach off the island of Oahu’s North Shore. read more
A shark makes its way through a school of fish who break ranks to keep the predator at a relatively safe distance off Oahu. read more
A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle rests on the soft white sand of Laniakea Beach on Oahu’s North Shore as the sun sits just below the horizon, painting the sky with a palette of pastels from yellow to light blue. read more
The sun sets behind a cloud-spotted sky above Shark’s Cove on the north shore of Oahu, throwing fans of yellow light upward to paint the horizon yellow. read more
Horses casually much on grass as a rainbow arches across the sky above tree-rimmed Kawailoa Ranch in Oahu’s north shore town of Haleiwa. read more
On a big swell day–some of us mere mortals may even call it a huge swell day–the Pipeline surf break on Oahu’s North Shore displayed the reason for its name. read more
A pair of Hawaii locals gets in an evening fish from the shore at Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore as small surf rolls in. read more