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Beautiful drive along the North Shore.

Even the North Shore has become a bit more built up a bit since my last visit 2 years ago. This is still a lovely drive (though more congested) along the coast up to and beyond... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even the North Shore has become a bit more built up a bit since my last visit 2 years ago. This is still a lovely drive (though more congested) along the coast up to and beyond Sunset Beach areas. Apparently there was a surf competition of some kind which was more crowded than usual. The pounding surf, blue waters and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most unique thing about Pipe is that you can park your car and walk right up to it, and see amazing waves. Unlike Peahi, Mavericks, or Teahupoo this is a wave that is right there, with no crazy hikes or climbs to get there. The waves are massive, and it really is a site to see. Just for the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Banzai Pipeline is an icon on the North Shore of Oahu. Known for the world famous Triple Crown surfing contest and popular surfing beach. The beach can be tricky to find off the main road as it isn't signposted all that well. Pipeline also known as Khukai Beach. There isnt a lot of parking available especially in the summer or... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to watch the surfers and body boarders tackle enormous waves. The parking can be tight, especially on a good surf day or when there's an event. Do NOT go swimming here...this is only meant for the pros!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're on the North Shore of Oahu this is a must stop. Just to see where the best surfing in the world usually takes place. Surfers were out but it wasn't a day of big swells which was fine for all the beach goers and swimmers who were just taking in the what a great Hawaiian day had to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be at the Bonzai Pipeline during the Volcom Pipe Pro surfing competition. I was surprised to find that the 15' - 20' waves and surfers were so close to the shore. It was easy to see the action without binoculars. We knew there wasn't a lot of parking so we took the city bus from the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see experience especially during competition. The waves are remarkable and the activity during competition is fun to watch as well. Don't forget the food trucks acrossed the street.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to catch a great surfing day. Many very accomplished surfers were here as well as some famous. What a show of skill and daring

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waves have been too big the past couple of days for the surfing competition to take place. The waves are just amazing in the winter. There is a long stretch of sand you can walk on. I hope to be able to watch some surfers in the next day or so. Parking can definitely be an issue.

Thank dil345
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking up the pillbox trail, cross the street and take in this exciting beach. Watch the surfers, LOTS of surfers, do their othing. And if you're lucky, you'll be treated to a rainbow...or two...brightest rainbow I have ever seen! Amazing!

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