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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“big waves” (27 reviews)
“north shore” (58 reviews)
“amazing waves” (9 reviews)
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Sunset Beach Park, Pupukea, Oahu, HI
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"big waves"
in 27 reviews
"north shore"
in 58 reviews
"amazing waves"
in 9 reviews
"triple crown"
in 8 reviews
"professional surfers"
in 7 reviews
"elementary school"
in 7 reviews
"watch surfers"
in 7 reviews
"foot waves"
in 6 reviews
"surf competition"
in 5 reviews
"pro surfers"
in 3 reviews
"surf break"
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"great beach"
in 12 reviews
"beach goers"
in 3 reviews
"finding parking"
in 3 reviews
"sunset beach"
in 7 reviews
"limited parking"
in 4 reviews
"turtle bay resort"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The banzai pipeline is Ehukai beach. We stopped by to look, but there were really no waves. Beautiful beach though. Parking, showers and restrooms. And a changing room too.

Thank MurfeeW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After picking up a plate of the famous Giovanni's Shrimp we drove a 5-10 mins to Banzai Pipeline. What a nice beach. I wouldn't give swimming a go as you can see how tumultuous the surf is (and this wasn't even big wave season) but...More

1  Thank MeShele123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember this locstion from the old Hawaii Five-O program. Really big waves with a lot of surfers challenging them

Thank Elvis4vr
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We wished we weren't tired & pregnant when we drove up here to the Banzai Pipeline in our rental car. The waves were AWESOME! everything was so raw & untouched it seemed. We even ate an acai bowl at this delicious food truck. It gave...More

2  Thank Sasha G
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Easy to find, luxurious coastline to watch surfers!! Long beaches and great place to take a chair to relax and enjoy the weather. Parking is to find and bathrooms available

Thank DocArch65
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great beach to watch surfers of all skills. The big waves are great for surfing (hence having “pipeline” in the name). The beach is nice as well just to sit and enjoy. Minimal shading, so bring your sunscreen, sun hats, beach chairs/ beach blanket. I...More

2  Thank Courtney K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice beach with a lot of space to sit, enjoy the sun and check out the surfer doing their tricks. The parking spaces are limited but it is worth waiting for one because this is one of the best beach to see big waves.

Thank Marco
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place is just to watch people surfing and enjoy the day at the beach, I am not a strong swimmer but for those who are or enjoy surfing the waves are extremely awesome to make you have a great time in the water. Very...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

we rented a car and went all the way to the end of the road and stopped at most beaches along the way this beach is where surfers are and where surfing competitions take places you will see a lot of young people surfing there...More

Thank milly591
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Enjoyed watching the surfers do their thing. The beach is very crowded and difficult to find parking. However, once you do it's awesome to watch the waves coming in and the surfers doing their thing. Supposedly the biggest waves come in during the winter but...More

1  Thank Rene M
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Shiloh W
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
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Drew C
25 February 2018|
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Response from carmen632 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on surf conditions. There is a lifeguard and the beaches are flagged according to conditions.
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AustiPhillos
28 June 2017|
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
Hey Phil, you could easily stay in Waikiki and travel up to pipeline for the day, very doable. It's about an hour's drive. If you are not dead set on staying in Waikiki I would consider staying on the North Shore if I were... More
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