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Banzai Pipeline

Sunset Beach Park, Pupukea, Oahu, HI
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“big waves” (20 reviews)
“north shore” (45 reviews)
“amazing waves” (8 reviews)
Sunset Beach Park, Pupukea, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

So awesome. Sand as far as the eye can see, Beautiful water blue as blue can be. Great for Surfing when the seasons in. Massive waves and surf contests.

Thank Rexy09
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Awesome place to sit and watch the waves and the steady stream of surfers challenging them. The waves are consistently big especially in the winter months and the north shore is a great place to see them. A little more signage in the area would...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A must stop on the north shore beach tour. A surfers Mecca giant rolling waves. Great spot to watch the surfers in action with a great beach. Loved it

Thank Harry3
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Always enjoy visiting North Shore to get away from the crowd in Honolulu. Unfortunately the waves weren't very big to show my Texas friends.

Thank normanf230
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Wow. This is the big time. Where the pros surf. Where the waves are. Something to see. You don't have to be a surfer to know you are seeing some of the best. Unreal to watch. The surf is spectacular and so are the surfers....More

Thank Randy2353
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It was beautiful to see the waves were outstanding it's a must see when your on the Northshore. The northeast part of the beach has the better waves.

1  Thank cassie436
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Beautiful to see. Not for youngster or adults who don't swim well. It's nice to park and just see. About 1 hour and 30 minutes from Waikiki with traffic or construction.

1  Thank mrsTravellingMama
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We made a brief stop here while driving along the North Shore. It was fun for the kids to see. However, we first stopped on the south/west end of the pipeline and that was a mistake. All the great surfing was taking place further north/east....More

1  Thank Brad F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went here during a black diamond rated day! The waves were HUGE! They would knock you down. We actually got kicked off teh beach by the lifeguards! LOL I think they knew we were crazy people from the continental US! And they didn't want...More

1  Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We had a blast watching the huge waves and surfers on the North Shore.. just sit on the beach for an hour or so and spectate..

Thank allygator78
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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
ann m
20 January 2017|
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Response from tammyt80 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a beach that you want to swim at especially in the winter, I would recommend just observing the surfers as the undertow is strong and deceiving. There are other spots along the way on the north shore to swim... More
16 September 2016|
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