Set off Sunset Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline is one of the most fabled surf breaks on Oahu's North Shore--and thus one of the most fabled surf breaks in the world, period. In winter especially, epic waves that may be 20 feet high snarl over a shallow reef here. Needless to say, top-tier surfers face a major (and irresistible) challenge on the Pipeline, which has claimed many lives over the years. If you don't have the skills or inclination to try surfing Banzai Pipeline yourself--and good chance you don't--it's still amazing to kick back from the safety of the shore and watch those who do. And even without the watermen and -women doing their thing, the roaring curls of the ocean here make an unforgettable North Shore spectacle.
In Haliewa on the north side of Oahu, Papailoa was the filming location for the TV series "Lost."... Read more