Barry Power's photo of Makaha Point

Yokahama Bay, Westside of Oahu. Insane day of surf. This is a small set. The big ones where about 8' Plus, Island style. Love it! Water 75* Air 85* Off shore winds all day! Look for more like this all summer. Aloha Barry.

Average rating of 4.58 from 31 votes

Makaha Point

Spot Location: Hawaii > Oahu > Makaha Point

Date Taken: 10th June 2009. 10375 page views since 7th July 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3.5ft 17s 187.94° 2.5ft 13s   11
Overcast 77°f
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randyirons Jul 7, 2010 Rating: 3

Even hawaiaan styels this is more than 8 feet, which as mentioned is a nonsensical method of sizing a wave. Far better to use the relative head high, double overhead measurement which works for gnomes and giants alike. Nothing like undersizing a wave to get yo'self some extra man-points.

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jleb Feb 12, 2010 Rating: 1

What's the point in having your own measurement for waves if each time you use it you have to qualify it by saying Hawaiian Size etc? Great shot though mate.

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The Kookoo Sep 25, 2011 Rating: 1

it was blatently a 'mate dispute' over the fella who takes off and says "YEEEEOW! Did you see me on that sick 8' bomb?!" and their mates say, "whatchu on about boy? theres no way that were bigger than 3' from where we were sitting?!" I might add, hawaiian's and yorkshire men have similar accents...

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britishsurfing Mar 16, 2010 Rating: 4

yeah i don't really get the point either, i mean i understand what you measure and how it works, but why not just say 7-8ft (face) and thats how big it is? I mean, nobody rides the back of the wave...

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andrew powder Feb 15, 2010 Rating: 0

hawaiian size is measured from the back of the wave up, whereas most measure the face of the wave. so like 3 foot hawaiian is basically like 7-8ft anywhere else in the world.

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ahinalu Dec 31, 2009 Rating: 1

...and the backwash at high tide can be a real bitch.

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Rollinbarrin Jul 17, 2009 Rating: 3

Yokohama is sick. Like Pipe without the crowds.