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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sitting on the sand watching people surf 15 to 20 foot waves is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It is worth the hour drive from Honolulu. The power of the surf on the North Shore is a sight wiorth seeing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maryandersong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you are not a surfer, Pipeline is one of the beaches in Oahu you should visit for its fame. One can enjoy a day at the beach and it also offers restrooms and showers. On the street behind there is a typical truck...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank evandrogueirosp
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A couple days before we were here the waves were breaking 50'+ and they had to delay the surf competition. However the day we were there, they were going strong with waves around 20-25 feet. You should be a strong swimmer if you wish to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank woopullup
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Grab some malasadas from Penny's and just sit and watch. All day. The vibe is chill and there isn't much better viewing for waves in the winter months.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank watermama3
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

If you are in Oahu, you have to visit ‘pipeline’. Watching the surfers tackle the waves was an awesome sight. The beach itself is not ideal for swimming but was definitely worth seeing to see one of the most famous waves in the world

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank BlakeKelly
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to watch the surfers. The surf was about 12' and there were a bunch of surfers out surfing the pipeline. Fun time watching the waves roll in. There is parking and restrooms.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The pipeline wasn't rolling on this day but it was still terrific being there. The beach is great, plenty of surfers still. Enjoyed just dipping into the ocean. There is some shady areas. Of course, the parking can be a challenge but nothing that can't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fivehousecats
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. What an amazing afternoon on this world renowned beach soaking it all in and seeing a few sets. Just loved it and was so fortunate to see some big waves come in. Worth a visit for anyone who loves the ocean

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank tuldge
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is one of the most famous surfer spots in the world. Just watch the waves and you will see why.. They are good! The beach is nice and you can swim there. It is very nice and enjoyable. Not much more can be said...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Enyaw42
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I visited this past July when the waves are always much smaller but it is still a pretty beach area. The winter is when the waves are huge and the famous surfers are there to compete. It is great to see it at any time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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31 July 2018|
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Response from Traveling007Texan | Reviewed this property |
There is a small parking lot at the entrance to Banzai but most parking will be parallel parking along the main road. Do NOT park at the school across the street as you will be towed. If a tournament is going on and... More
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28 July 2018|
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Response from Traveling007Texan | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to Uber. We have used them several times to go back and forth to the airport. The cheapest way is to take the local bus.
10 April 2018|
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Response from Mechell93401 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid morning. Ask around and find out what the waves are like. If it’s messy, the good ones may not be out. Enjoy