During the summer months, the water of this “Reddish” bay is calm and great for swimming with a large sandy beach area. But watch out during the winter months when the waves can reach heights of thirty feet. This is the home of the largest, most dangerous and spectacular surf in the world.

Services and Amenities

  • Lifeguards
  • Sand and Reef Area
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restroom
  • Showers
  • Phones

Famous for it’s spectacularly huge surf during the winter, the waters of Waimea Bay are very calm during the summer months.

The hills on either side of the bay are good spots for whale watching during the heavy migratory months of January through March.

High surf arrives on Hawaiian shores during the winter months.


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