Ehukai Beach Park
Ehukai Beach Park
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada1,028 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Ehukai Beach is the home of the world famous Banzai Pipeline…probably the most famous surf spot on the North Shore. It’s a little tricky finding the beach if you’re not familiar with the area. There’s a parking lot or parking along Kamehameha highway. Luckily it was early enough that we found a spot close to the beach path. Bring what you need…and leave nothing behind. The highlight of the beach was watching the surfers do their tricks.
Written July 19, 2023
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Madelinejane
Indianapolis, IN100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It’s a nice enough beach, but there was practically no surf the day we visited, which we were told was very unusual during the winter. It was fairly hard to get down to the beach because there is a steep drop-off to the sand itself.

The beach itself was very hard to find. There is only one tiny sign that is parallel to the highway, so you can only see it if you turn your head while you are going by, or after you turn in! We had to ask a local after we drove half a mile past it. “It’s across the street from Sunset Elementary School.”

There was almost no parking the Friday we were there: we got one muddy space only by luck when someone left.
Written February 7, 2022
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Kawikamf
Honolulu, HI25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Since "tripadvisor.com" states that Ehukai Beach Park is in Pupukea,Oahu,HI, then to find Ehukai Beach Park, most Tourists would ask a local the question: "Where is Pupukea" with the hope of narrowing down the location.
BUT, do not ask a local: "Where is Pupukea?" Why? A local would probably send you up to the residential village area of Pupukea, which is NOT close to Ehukai Beach Park. Instead, a visitor should ask either: "Where is Sunset Beach Elementary School?" or "Where is Banzai Pipeline?". On the makai or ocean side of Kam Hwy, you will find Ehukai Beach Park. During the surf season (winter) do not swim, unless you ask the lifeguard,as to where it is safe to swim.
Written December 21, 2019
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Patron17
Denver, CO284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Wow!
1. The waves are huge and magnificent.
2. The surfers are amazing; so fortunate to watch their skills.
3. There is a lifeguard on the beach, you will be warned if you try to go out to far due to the undercurrent. So, don’t go out too far!
4. It is a popular and crowded beach, plan to spend time looking for parking and a place to sit on the beach.
5. There are bathrooms and outdoor spray off showers.
Written December 29, 2017
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
We knew in coming to the North side of Oahu, Pipe was something we absolutely had to see. Of course while in town there was some sort of tournament, which dominate the winter months, so parking was pretty difficult to find. Once you are able to find parking, which is really on the side streets, and seems a bit sketchy because you don't want to upset the locals, you can walk down to the beach, where you can see advanced surfers taking on huge waves, not far from the beach. Pipe might be the most accessible big wave in the world, it's literally right there when you walk out on Ehukai. The terrain is a little rocky, and there is tons of reef in the shallows, so I'd encourage you not to try surfing here unless you are of the advanced of the advanced surfers. It's a gorgeous area, and it's really cool to just sit down on a rock and snap some photos of some crazy dudes going big.
Written February 20, 2017
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Justabizstraveler
23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
I got sucked into the relaxed and friendly environment and assumed 10 minutes of keeping stuff under floor of back seat to take a picture would be fine. Wrong! Professional job. Jerks even took my friends foreign passport causing her a headache at immigration.
Written May 27, 2015
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Scott M
Singapore, Singapore945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply amazing in winter when the swell is up and a nice spot in summer when the waves are down.........
Written May 17, 2015
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Travelbug49
Mosman, Australia151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
The North shore of Hawaii is just stunning and so very different from the South. Highly recommend it to explore the area and all of the beaches including the famed Pipeline.

We hired a car for a week whilst staying for 2 weeks on Oahu. We shopped around on-line first and got a great deal for doing it this way. Wish we had actually hired the car when we had arrived at Honolulu airport as it is so easy with a GPS to navigate around - although at times there are 12 lanes of traffic on their highways but on the North Shore it's just one lane. It takes around 1 .5 hours to get to the North shore in peak traffic - around an hour in non- peak.

We were there during the Billabong Pipe masters competition in December. It was on from Dec 8th - 20th and the judges chose the best 3 days for the competition. We hired the car from the 7th - 14th. You can't plan around when the competition will be on but get a good idea from the surf forecast. The judges make the decision every day at around 7 - 7.30am and the competition kicks off at around 8am depending on the swell. Parking can be a nightmare - so it pays to get there early. We were there for the second day of the competition and it was a real delight watching the world surfing champions surf the pipeline. We also were there on Friday 13th December the day before the final and all of the world champs were out ( Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, John- John etc) with the locals catching waves on a humungous 20ft swell. They made surfing the pipeline on such huge waves look easy - it wasn't but such an incredible feat to witness.

So even if you are not a surfing fan it's still worth visiting the North shore - as well as the other beaches that stretch along the North Shore starting at Haleiwa going all the way to Turtle Bay. The scenery is beautiful - lush and green and a far more relaxed pace than Waikiki.If you don't want to drive you can hop on The Bus which goes to Nth Shore but takes up to 3 hrs to get there or just take a tourist bus.
Written January 2, 2014
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csztova
Vancouver, Canada198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
This was my second time to Ehukai Beach. We were trying to go to Waimea Bay but there was no parking anywhere and after many frustrating circles in the parking lot we decided to head over to Ehukai which always seems to have parking. Much quieter beach and it is MASSIVE! very long beach with no people. Bathroom facilities available. The waves are very strong even in the summer. Standing on the shore you can feel the power of the waves trying to drag you into the ocean but, that being said, kids play with the boogie boards and people float in the water with relative ease. i wouldn't surf up here though unless you know what you are doing. No rental facilities up here either, probably for that very reason. The only bad thing about this beach is the sand! It looks like sesame seeds and sticks to you FOREVER! if you are on the north shore and can't find a spot at Waimea Bay definitely drive up the road to Ehukai. You will see a school field and a tennis court across the street.
Written June 29, 2013
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moka
Brussels, Belgium107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Family
We were at the beach everyday to see the suffers in those massif waves. Wow What a sport. Good look for the one never try that before. We saw a lot a turtles and seals right beside us. They are protect by law , so nobody could injured them or touch them. With kids you have to be aware of the current sometime very stroung for young kids. Lillte bit more south on the same road or north side million different beach for every purposes. All are very clean, some are more rocky then some are more sandy beach.
Written August 1, 2012
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