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Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea

#14 of 64 in Beaches in Oahu
Reef · Hidden Gem · Beach
Passionate surfers should not miss Banzai Pipeline, a reef break off Sunset Beach notorious for giant waves. Waves grow to such heights that surfers can tube ride through the curls. Be warned that only very experienced surfers should attempt the waves at this destination, where the world's deadliest waves have killed several surfers and photographers. That said, even those without much interest in surfing can admire the action from the shore. Swim with caution and pay attention to the signs. Banzai Pipeline is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • We really enjoyed this beach. If you are looking for a quintessential Hawaii beach, this is it. It is white soft sand as far as you can see. We were here in the summer and the waves were still a...  more »
  • The path to the beach is covered with trees. The sand is more textured and grainy then some of the other spots I visited. I loved the drive to the pipeline, it’s amazing.  more »

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