The shore break at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu goes off in a prelude to the coming winter months. As the surf builds the waves move farther off shore creating some of the largest surfable waves in Hawaii and in the world.
Until the swell gets truly large, the surf closer to shore creates a two story wall and pipeline as the massive amount of water meets the steep, sandy beach. A few brave souls take on the waves and have fun in this dangerous playground. It is absolutely only for the experienced. The build and weight of Waimea waves is known throughout the world and given the respect it deserves.
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