Hawaii is known for its surf, but most wave hunters think of O'ahu's north shore -- home of the famous Bonzai Pipeline, Sunset and Waimea Bay
-- or the legendary long waves at Waikiki.
During winter, spots like Waimea Bay
, Ehukai Beach and Sunset Beach on the north shore are meccas for pro surfers, drawn by monster waves of 40ft or more.
Near-death experience: Waimea Bay
Whether you dare brave the winter swells or just like to watch, you can get close to the action at a beachfront rental on a pristine stretch of coast from Waimea Bay
to Sunset Beach.
Home to Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay
Beach Park and the infamous Eehukai Beach, most famous for the Banzai Pipeline (a surf reef break, when waves are broken by reefs and form pipe-like waves).
Scherzinger tweeted lots of beautiful landscape pictures, as she showed off beautiful Hawaii's sights, including Waimea Bay
and Pearl Harbor.
NORTH SHORE: An hour's drive from Waikiki takes you to Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay
, and Sunset Beach-three of Oahu's most famous surf spots.
The Waianae Mountains rolled into the distance, revealing the little town of Waialua, and up the coast lay the famous surf beach, Pipeline, and Waimea Bay
Popularly known as "The Eddie," the competition is held only when waves top 20 feet in Waimea Bay
Popularly known as "The Eddie,'' the competition is held only when waves top 6 metres in Waimea Bay
Adrenaline--seeking surfers, often with years of experience, travel to this island every winter to charge Pipeline, Waimea Bay
, Sunset, Haleiwa, and other popular spots along the North Shore of Oahu.
The dad-of-two, from Oahu, Hawaii, takes most of his shots in nearby Waimea Bay
- made famous in the Beach Boys' song Surfin' USA.