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Panoramic shot of Makapuu beach
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Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

Overlook of Makapuu Beach

If you enjoy visiting waterparks, you will love Makapuu; there's just nothing like it on Oahu or perhaps anywhere in the world. There’s something for everyone. In addition to its world-class surfing, the swimming is fantastic when the water is calm, there are nearly endless tide pools and caves to explore, and when combined with good facilities and a secluded location, you’ve got the perfect formula for a fantastic day at the beach.

Uncrowded Makapuu Beach - no one there!

Oahu Beaches - Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

Though Makapuu is rarely crowded, there are usually a few people there. This morning was a rare moment: no one on the beach and the surf conditions were outstanding. A rare day indeed!

 


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Swimming at Makapuu

Oahu Beaches - Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

Swimmers in rough water

Swimming Makapuu is a natural, rugged experience that's really different from typical beach experience


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Stay Safe!

Oahu Beaches - Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

Makapuu can be dangerous and there are true stories of breaking necks and getting dragged out to sea.


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Explore tide pools

Oahu Beaches - Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

a view of the tidepools

Makapuu has a wonderful collection of tidepools which are located on the left side of the beach as you face the water.


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The land that time forgot

Oahu Beaches - Makapuu Beach - Hawaii's Natural Waterpark

View of Makapuu Beach from visitor center parking lot

Makapuu lies in the southeastern most tip of Oahu and feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere.

 


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Oahu Weather Now

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  • Current Beach Information for Makapu'u Beach Park, Windward Shore (Oahu) 4/20/2014
    Beach Condition: Extreme — Shoreline activity is extremely hazardous and may lead to injury or death. Lifeguards will monitor ocean access. Avoid areas of wet sand or rock.

    Offshore Condition: Danger — Offshore conditions are very hazardous. Swimmers are advised to not enter the water. Kayakers are advised to not enter the water.

    Surf Report: 000 FZHW52 PHFO 210145 SRFHFO SURF ZONE FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 400 PM HST SUN APR 20 2014 HIZ005>011 211400 OAHU 400 PM HST SUN APR 20 2014 HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR THE EAST SHORE SURF ALONG THE EAST SHORE WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET THIS EVENING INCREASING TO 6 TO 9 FEET MONDAY. SURF ALONG THE NORTH SHORE WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THIS EVENING LOWERING TO 2 TO 4 FEET MONDAY. SURF ALONG THE WEST SHORE WILL BE 3 TO 4 FEET THIS EVENING LOWERING TO 1 TO 3 FEET MONDAY. SURF ALONG SOUTH SHORE WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH MONDAY. OUTLOOK THROUGH SATURDAY APRIL 26: STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL PRODUCE ROUGH SURF ALONG THE EAST SHORE THROUGH TUESDAY. THE CURRENT NORTHWEST SWELL WILL SUBSIDE TONIGHT. THERE WILL BE A COUPLE OF SMALL NORTH NORTHWEST SWELLS EARLY IN THE WEEK BEFORE A LARGER NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVES WEDNESDAY PEAKS THURSDAY THEN SLOWLY SUBSIDES THROUGH THE WEEK. SURF WILL REMAIN SMALL ON THE SOUTH SHORE. SURF HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST HEIGHTS OF THE FACE OR FRONT OF WAVES. THE SURF FORECAST IS BASED ON THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE ONE THIRD LARGEST WAVES IN THE ZONE OF MAXIMUM REFRACTION. SOME WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE AS HIGH AS THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER RIP CURRENTS IN OR NEAR ANY SURF ZONE. $$ DONALDSON
    Surf Report Timestamp: 4/20/2014 4:00:00 PM HST
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Beach Gear Guide

Here’s what we tend to bring when planning a full day at the beach:

• Collapsable beach chairs

• Collapsable tent

• Large mat to place on sand, enough for 4-6 people to sit and eat.

• Water, food, and coolers. We love tuna sandwiches so we’ll typically mix up a bunch of tuna and mayo, store it in a container, and bring along a loaf of bread.

• Juice drinks (try Hawaiian Sun brand).

• Chips, nuts, trail mixes.

• Candy bars/nut bars.

• Big hats to shade the sun.

• UV rash guard shirts

• Sunglasses

• Waterproof sunscreen

• Snorkel gear

• Swimming goggles

• Bodyboards

• Fins

• Two beach towels per person

• Change of dry clothes

• Plastic grocery bags (to store wet clothes)