Beautiful Waimea Bay

Beatiful Waimea Bay waves roll quickly into shore while the sun sets and the surf picks up, silhouetting a lone kiawe tree and creating a scene one might find in a novel.

Waimea Bay is home to a huge beach of fine yellow sand that is both long and wide. The reason it is so fine and so wide is that each winter some of the biggest waves in the world–some reaching epic sizes of 40 to 60 feet–pound this shoreline, effectively recycling the surface of the entire bay every year. Big wave surfers have a deep respect for Waimea and can be seen risking life and limb most winter days.

For the rest of us, the views are fantastic regardless of season. The summer and fall offer glassy calm waters perfect for swimming and cliff diving from outcropping lava towers. The sun shines here often, and the valley at the mouth of the bay has a rich and storied Hawaiian history.

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About Henry Aguilar

Henry Aguilar (aka jhames808) started photography in 2009 as a hobby focusing on landscape and macro. A self-taught photographer who enjoys taking pictures on his free time. Together with his passion and dedication, Henry continues to learn and explore other areas of photography humbly grasping every suggestions and comments to improve his craft. He later on started shooting portraits, local events, concerts and also weddings. One of his photos was published in the January-February 2012 issue of Hawaii Magazine for winning the grand prize of the magazine’s 13th annual photo contest. His work was also selected to be part of the Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2012 at Frame Arts Hawaii organized by Pacific New Media. Last June, his work was showcased in the first RAWArtist Honolulu event that took place at Vice nightclub. In addition to his website, you can find him on Facebook here.