Raging waters, towering surf and massive waves that shake the shores. Ehukai Beach Park (view panorama) on Oahu's North Shore is a daredevil's dream, with waves reaching heights of over 30 feet (9 m) during the winter months (November to February).It's no wonder the beach is one of the most famous surf spots in the world - and as you might expect, also one of the most dangerous.
In the winter, adventurous surfers come to Ehukai to surf the massive waves that form tubes as they break. From the shore, it makes for an undeniably splendid view. But the real spectacle is the surfers who dare to ride these waves. Not all of them succeed, of course - let's just say the Ehukai lifeguards have become well-trained at treating broken bones. Surfing contests take place here, for example the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro, which was held in January/February 2013 (see photos).
The beach is a lot calmer from May to September, often times as calm as a lake. This is when swimming is possible here. The trees lining the shore also provide shade for picnics. In the Hawaiian language, ehukai means “sea spray.”
Ehukai Beach Park Overview
One of the most famous surf spots in the world
Located on Oahu's North Shore
In the winter months, waves can reach heights of around 30 feet (9 m)