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“shore break”(14 reviews)
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A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.
8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, HI 96825
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is really sandy and the waves are big. I've never experienced their strenght before. If you're not careful they get you and tumble as if you were in a washing machine. And when you think it's over the next one comes and smash...More

Thank petesza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i love the sea and the waves ,but here in hawai most of places have strong current and powerfull waves .........so here you can enjoy taking a little risk of some scratch,but the water and the fun are super ......i love HAWAI !!!!

Thank Chris C
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Very hard waves, and could be dangerous for young children, but you'll have fun if you're experienced.

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This beach is one of the places where you can stop on the way around the island to Honolulu. The water is rough. The waves are high, and there are rip tides. My nephew told me it's dangerous. You'll find food trucks and picnic tables..

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

As we approached the beach with our children, we were greeted by a friendly and helpful lifeguard who strongly advised us to keep the kids out of the rough water due to strong rip tides. We let them get wet up to the ankles, and...More

1  Thank Rick Z
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I was at this beach specifically for the sunrise and it did not disappoint. I was there on July 19, the sun came up around 6am so be there around 5:45 to find a good spot. I saw about 10 folks there so not crowded...More

Thank LCTXtraveler
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We visited after a lousy snorkeling morning at Hanama Bay. The beach is perfect and not really for families with young kids due to the surf. Waves were 6-8feet when we visited, unusual for June!

1  Thank Lee E
Reviewed June 16, 2018

First of all be careful here. The beach is beautiful and the surf is good but it can be dangerous. Do not let small children swim unattended here as there are strong rip currents. Great place to boggy board and body surf. There is ample...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Went on a catamaran dinner cruise which included the fireworks from off short. Dinner cruise was ok but the fireworks show was mediocre at best. Unfortunately a not so exciting end to our night out. Scope and breadth of the fireworks display did not get...More

Thank bschrader45
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit after blow hole!, many bogey board and body surfers! Site of many competitions! Food trucks are available as well as many picnic tables.

Thank Raymond C
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Response from T_Shields645 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are bathrooms