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Oahu Pictures - North-Shore Beaches

View of Waimea Beach, Surf, North-Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu Pictures - North-Shore Beaches - stretch from Kaena Point in the west, 17 miles east to Kahuku Point. Fifty-one beaches occupy 11 miles of the shoreline. The North Shore is home to some of the world's finest beaches and bays. During the winter months, the swells at world-famous surf spots Waimea Bay, Pipeline, and Sunset Beach bring 30 feet waves or higher. That's when professional surfers and fans descend on Haleiwa and the North Shore. The ocean is calm during the remainder of the year and perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The North Shore's white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water and romantic sunsets can be enjoyed year round.

The early surfers gave it its official name when a construction site nearby had crews that were working on a broken “pipeline”. And of course, the wave at Ehukai Park, being one of the most famous in the world is well-known for its tubular waves that create such deep barrels it was inevitable that it would later be renowned by its shortened version of the name. The beach is adorned with soft golden sand spanning two miles from Pupukea to Sunset Beach.
Banzai Pipeline is not recommended for swimming except in the summer months. The Morey Boogie World Championships are held annually at Ehukai Beach Park. The “Billabong Pipeline Masters” also occurs here annually and is the last stop of the Vans “Triple Crown of Surfing” contest. The "Pipeline Masters" originally began in 1970 as the “Chiemsee Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters” and is the oldest professional surfing competition in the United States.

BIO about Eric Aeder, Photographer of North-Shore Beach Image:
Erik Aeder is a widely respected and award winning ocean sports photographer, capturing images of the ocean lifestyle and its surroundings since 1970. He lives on the island of Maui, Hawaii in between travels on assignments to many exotic destinations around the world. His photography captures views of the water world around him, above and below the surface. Erik’s unique perspective has been seen internationally in publications such as Time, Playboy, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure and he is a senior photographer at Surfer and Windsurfing magazines.
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