Oahu Tour to Waimea Bay
An awesome view is granted by Hawaii Turtle Tours while passing the legendary spot of Waimea Bay. Waimea Bay used to be a significant surfing spot during the 1950s at the beginning of big wave surfing. Daring surfers started to challenge the winter waves of Waimea, making big wave-riding a world-wide sensation.
From November through February, the big wave season hits Hawaii. Waimea Bay attracts the best surfers in the world. Along with other famous spots including Ehukai Beach, aka Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Haleiwa Beach host world-renowned surf competitions. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu is actually also known as the Super Bowl of Surfing, which happens annually between November and December.
A legend on North Shore, Waimea Bay is also home to the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition. Honoring Eddie Aikau, is this special contest that only happens during massive swells when The Bay calls the day. The sport’s best surfers appear between December and February to surf Waimea. The waves must be a minimum of 20-feet high or 30-foot face heights. This epic competition has only been called eight times in the last 24 years.
With wide stretches of sand to sunbathe and picnic on, Waimea Bay is a beautiful North Shore Beach. The waves of Waimea usually diminish making the waters fit for swimming during the summer months. Please heed all postings and lifeguard warnings. If you take a moment, you can explore Waimea Valley. There is a botanical garden and cultural attraction that is home to the gorgeous Waimea Falls. A trip to Haleiwa for a cold shave-ice might hit the spot after the warm beach time. There is a parking lot at Waimea Bay, but parking is limited. This is one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore.
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