Kauai Pictures - Hanalei Bay Beach
Kauai Pictures - Hanalei Bay Beach - is a premiere beach location nestled in center of Hanalei Bay in North Kauai. It is where many top surfers migrate when the winter waves are at their best. The scenery here offers views of waterfalls cascading down the cliff faces. There is a grassy camping and picnic area to enjoy. This beach park shares the bay with Black Pot Beach Park and Waioli Beach Park.
Black Pot Beach Park is a small section of Hanalei Beach, positioned on the south end near the Hanalei Bay river mouth, close to the Hanalei Pier. This beach is a favorite among locals; you can park right on the beach! It can get crowded on the weekends so plan to arrive as early as possible. It is a great place for beginning surfers. There are concession stands with surf rentals.
Waioli Beach Park is located in the center of Hanalei Bay Beach. Waioli Beach Park also provides a large grassy area against golden sun bleached sand. Located here is the surf spot called “Pine Trees”, named for the ironwoods that line the beach. Let the new up and coming surfers amaze you with their skills when the waves are firing. Beginners can try their luck with a surfing lesson down towards the Hanalei Pier.
Bio about Brad Dawber, Photographer of Hanalei Bay Beach Image:
Brad began his photo career while still in high school in Orange County, Calif. His love of surfing inspired him to capture images along the Southern California coastline. In 1972 he dropped out of Golden West College in Huntington Beach to take on a full time job as "ad guy" and photographer at Surfing Magazine. This was a dream job for a young surfer and a great stepping-stone. In 1974 a change was in the midst and Brad moved to Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He wanted to be a ski bum for "one season". Surrounded by all this beauty made it difficult to leave. He quickly took to ski photography and became a photographer for Powder Magazine. At the same time he was working the ultimate dream job as a heli-ski guide. This gave him the best conditions possible to photograph.
In 2002 Brad and his wife Pamela moved to the north shore of Kauai, one of the most beautiful places on earth! In 2003 they sold both of their galleries in Mammoth & also opened Nani Kauai Gallery in Princeville. the natural beauty of Kauai gives Brad his inspiration to capture the dramatic landscapes. One of Brad's greatest successes & joys is chartering helicopters for his aerial photography.
Above image was photographed by Brad Dawber
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