28 October 2012

Hawaii - Waimea Beach Park

As mentioned in my previous post about the North Shore, the Waimea Valley Falls  sit opposite my favourite beach, the Waimea Beach Park. It is beautiful, with a jump rock to the left and sheltered cove to the right leading into the Valley Falls park. It has a good sized soft sandy beach with barbeque areas and shaded picnic tables set at the back. The lifeguard station is posh with their own roped off garden!

My sister and I arrived late morning and set up whilst the guys played golf the day. You can see from the first few beach photos the sea wasn't rough, the waves about manageable and a very blue sky. During the day a big swell started to move in and the whole island started to get very excited as it was the first of the season, by the end of the day you can see the spray clouding the sky, the part of the beach my sister and I had our photos taken was getting serious shore break and the waves increased to about 10-15ft. Where everyone is standing on the first photos is about a 6ft shelving drop down to the sea so the wave photos don't look quite as impressive size wise. I wasn't going to risk losing myself and my camera to one of the rogue waves!

The park ended up being shut 4 hours early as the waves started to get out of control and the lifegueards were having to work extremely hard keeping silly people safe. We had been in the sea the day before with waves half this size and came out with bruised heads, one lost wedding ring, back bruises and knee grazes - the sea is not to be messed with kids! I was more than happy just watching, it really was spectactular.

If you go to Oahu, you must visit this beach!

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10 comments:

  1. so beautiful, I love the last two photos! Wow those are really high waves

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  2. Did you manage to swim in the sea with those waves? Xx

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  3. Fantastic photos! So lucky that you got to travel to this wonderful location!

    LUXESSED

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  4. So desperate to go to Hawaii! Photo's are gorge

    xoxo

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  5. amaizng photos!

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  7. It looks amazing but the waves sound very scary, I hope the wedding ring was found!

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  8. Amazing photos !
    I want to go there !

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  9. Amazing pics dear!
    Gorgeous blog! Following you on Bloglovin! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  10. Stunning beach, would love to go here! x

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