Major professional surfing contests are held here. Ehukai Beach is the site of one of the world’s most famous surfing waves, the Banzai Pipeline. The beach is wide and sandy, particularly during the summer months when lots of sand is deposited onshore. Summer is also when the water is generally calmer so it may be safe to swim. Ehukai Beach Park has about one acre of grass as well as a parking lot. Ehukai means “Sea spray.”
Pipeline is great for sunbathing, watching surfers when big waves are breaking and swimming when the waves are not too large.
When the winter swells arrive it is best to stay on the beach and watch the world-class surfers ride the renown Banzai Pipeline wave at the southern end of the beach park.