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Sunday July, 22 2008: East Hampton, NY
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Saturday, March 1, 2008: Makaha Beach, Ehukai Beach Park

Makaha Beach is located in Wai'anae, Hawaii on the west side of the island of O'ahu. It's a classic right point break that, during the winter, swells get from 3-30 feet. By 9:00 a.m. the air and water temp are 74 degrees. Sunny, clear, and glassy. It's known for it's rights and it's localism. Shortly after my paddle out i was greeted by Bruce, the local sheriff, board shaper, and stand-up paddle boarder with a, "so, where are you from"? It was almost friendly.
Waist to head high, clear water, without too much traffic. As the wave sets up the clear water gives you a good look at the reef and other sharp things below.

After the morning session I made an attempt at driving north on highway 93 around the northwestern tip of the island through Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve. Rutted, unimproved roads quickly gave way to a foot path which forced me to turn around and try a more civilized route. The four wheel driving is fun but very technical here and unless you're on foot or dirt bike is impassable due to cliff erosion.

A short lunch at Kua Aina and then off to Ehukai Beach Park. Ehukai is a great shore break within paddling distance to the right of Banzai Pipeline. I stayed as far right as possible to get a better feel for Pipeline. The current here is strong making it a constant fight to stay on the peek. I haven't surfed since i broke my last board and felt every day of it.

Pipeline tomorrow. Aloha.
Makaha BeachMakaha Beach


Ehukai Beach ParkEhukai Beach Park


And without moving my feet, PipelineAnd without moving my feet, Pipeline

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Sunday July, 22 2008: East Hampton, NY Tuesday, July 8th: Linda Mar Monday, March 3, 2008: Makaha, Pipeline  Sunday, March 2, 2008: Makaha Beach, Banzai Pipeline Saturday, March 1, 2008: Makaha Beach, Ehukai Beach Park November 28, 2007: OB
KUB KUB 8 years 11 weeks
an eval of the new board -soon, and yes a great time and beautiful
CortneyLynn CortneyLynn 8 years 11 weeks
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years 11 weeks
:oops: I mean 'are' having a great time!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years 11 weeks
That water is so perfectly blue!!!! :faint: I clicked on that link to the restaurant you had lunch at and after reading about it I suddenly have a craving for a burger!!! which I haven't had in months! Sounds like you had a great time!!
Arthur Arthur 8 years 11 weeks
wow, that looks awesome. Thanks for the trip report. How was the new board. And can we have a picture of it for posterity's sake please.