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Makapu’u Beach is arguably Oahu's best bodysurf/bodyboard spot with long trundling lefts ending in a huge shorebreak barrel that works best in winter with any E swell and opposing winds. Really strong currents preside, keeping the lifeguards busy, who police the no surfboards policy at the Beach Park, but allow stand-ups to take on the heavy barreling right over the lava shelf at Makapu’u Point, in front of Sea Life Park. It’s also worth being curious about Rabbit Island in bigger NE swells.

Waves year-round and big parking lots.

  • All Tides
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand
  • NE - SE
  • South Westerly
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