Beautiful, deeply set with turquoise waters and a wide white-sand beach almost 1500 ft long, Waimea Bay was sacred to the ancient Hawaiians. Waimea Bay’s mood changes with the seasons – as tranquil as a lake in summer, then savage with high surf and mean rips in winter. The huge north swells bring out crowds of spectators who throng to watch surfers perform their near-suicidal feats on waves over 30 ft.
How to get there:
From Ala Moana, take Bus No 52 (“Circle Island”)