Makaha Beach Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from Makaha Beach on the west coast of Oahu. The picture shows the beach and coastline at the entrance to Makaha Valley and the ridge leading up to Puu Keaau (808m).
Makaha Beach Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Makaha Beach Park - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Makaha Beach Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Makaha Beach is very popular for surfing, with a worldwide reputation. During the winter months the surf can reach 25 feet high of Makaha Point, providing some of the most challenging surfing in the whole of Hawaii. So attractive was the surfing at Makaha that, in 1952, the Waikiki Surf Club established the Makaha International Surfing Championships. Today one of the most popular events is the annual Makaha is Buffalo's Big Board Contest, held in honour of Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana, a local surfing an lifeguard legend.
During the summer months, when the water is calmer, Makaha is a popular destination for scuba diving, with many dive boats departing from nearby Waianae Small Boat Harbor for the Makaha Caverns, a series of arches, caverns, and overhanging ledges near the surfing area. This is one of the most popular surf sites on Oahu.
Given it's popularity, it is to be expected that numerous hotels have developed in the region. These include the Makaha Resort Golf Club. Makaha is the last settlement of any size on the northern end of the Waianae Coast. North of here the road continues past various small beaches to Kaena State Park.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Makaha Beach Park is about 13 miles from the end of H1 from Honolulu. It is about 3 miles north of Waianae.