Mākaha Beach Park is where Waianae and many other west side locals go for a day at the beach. It is world famous however, as one of Hawaii’s most iconic surf spots. It was the surfing destination in the 1950s before Banzai Pipeline stole the headlines. It still gets impressive waves, and wave riders, in the winter months, but it’s nowhere near as crowded as it was back when film was in black and white. Today, you won’t find many tourists on the beach, which makes it appealing for those who want to escape the trappings of the resort communities of Oahu, and even the North Shore. Another big draw is the sun. If the south shore, windward side, and North Shore is cloudy, there is still a good chance that the skies will be clear over this Waianae gem. Yes, it’s a little rough around the edges, but aloha still lives here 365 days a year.
A great place to play on small wave days
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