Three Tables Beach (see more photos, view panorama) got its name from the three sections of flat reef that appear on the ocean's surface during low tide. These formations make an interesting backdrop for one of the most attractive beaches on Oahu's North Shore.
The snorkeling and diving conditions are good if the ocean is calm, usually between May and September. The water is only about 15 feet (4.5 m) deep and you'll be able to see all kinds of colorful fish and underwater lava tubes, ledges and arches. Sometimes you can also see sea turtles here.
In the winter, the waves can reach heights of over 20 feet (6 m) in this area. This makes for a very rough and dangerous ride and is only something for experienced surfers. The surf can be unpredictable during this season, so never turn your back to the ocean when you're in the water.
Three Tables Beach Overview
Good snorkeling and scuba diving spot during the summer months
Location: Haleiwa, HI
Wind: 29 mph NE
Visibility: 0.16 mi
Pressure: 1017.0 in steady
Sunrise: 6:56 am
Sunset: 6:33 pm
Hi: 72°F Low: 69°F
Hi: 71°F Low: 69°F
Reviews and Comments:
This is a wonderful snorkeling beach in the summer and
has incredible waves and sunsets in the winter. This
may be my favorite sunset photo I've ever taken on
a beach shoreline.
https://www.instagram.com/p/-z2P9PBy75/ (More in my
Hawaii photo gallery at stevefanning.com)