Waimea Beach Park in North Oahu undergoes a drastic change of character with the seasons - placid, gentle waves in the summer roll up along the narrow sandy bay and thunderous, spectacular waves that reach up to 50 feet high pound the shore in the winter.
There is a huge rock on one side of the soft sandy bay that some people like to climb and dive off from, and the swimming, snorkeling, and bodysurfing in the summer are wonderful.
The beach's monster winter waves attract expert surfers and spectators and the large swells make swimming dangerous. There is also a strong riptide running out at the center of the bay and powerful shore breaks during high surf.
Lifeguards are on duty and there are bathroom, shower, and parking facilities in the park, located at 61-031 Kamehameha Hwy. (Hwy. 83).
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