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Parks & nature in Pupukea

Surf Spot
“This is the spot where "The Eddie" Aikau Big Wave Surfing Tournament is held. This invitation only contest is the most prestigious surfing contest in the world. Ocean conditions need to be suitable with wave height at a minimum of 20 feet and both must occur within a certain window of time (December 1 - last day of February) for the competition to be held.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Waimea Valley, the valley of the kings. So much Hawaiian culture, a nice place and garden, and a waterfall and pond to swim in.”
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Surf Spot
“Unreal! We saw surfers rocking 40' waves! Amazing. DO NOT TRY TO SWIM HERE UNLESS YOU ARE INSANE OR A PROFESSIONAL! NO KIDS SHOULD BE ANYWHERE NEAR THIS WATER WITHOUT A TIGHT LEASH. THE RIPTIDE PULL GROWN MEN FROM THEIR FEET. Go to Turtle Bay just up the street for a swimming and family fun.”
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Beach
“Our go to beach!! Best snorkeling on the north shore. easy shoreline access swell permitting. Remember, if in doubt don't go out!”
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Park
“Mostly uphill, wear shoes, at the top you see great views of Pipeline Beach.”
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Beach
“Home of the infamous Banzai Pipeline surf spot. World class waves and excellent beach for people watching. During the winter, you can watch top talented surfers from all over the world here. Experts only!!”
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Beach
“A great place to snorkel for free during the summer months when the ocean is calm. Don't try it in the winter. Like lot's of place around the island it's a little tricky to find because it is not marked on a sign, just ask around as you drive toward the north shore”
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Park
“Pupukea Marine Life Conservation is a white sand and lava rock beach with Three Tables, Shark’s Cove and Pupukea tide pools. Great for wading, exploring, snorkeling and shore scuba diving.”
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Park
“Endless miles of hiking trails through natural vegetation at Pupukea-Paumalu Forest Reserve. Sometimes you can even find edible fruits along the way.”
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Park
“Beautiful scenes and plants/vegetation that makes Hawaii the beautiful garden it is with a waterfall and trails.”
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Campground
“Park at the end of the road outside of the boy scout camp. The Pupukea Paumalu hiking trail begins on the dirt road here then turns to pavement at Drum Road. There is a slide loop trail along the way. Hike 2, 3, 5 miles or more.”
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Park
“Means "The Hill of Escape" A heiau is a Hawaiian temple. It sits above Waimea Bay and is free. Rumors that it is haunted. Turn on the road beside Foodland and it will wind you to the entrance.”
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Beach
“Great place to find local jewelry, art and home made goods. Bohemian and artistic located in Haleiwa. Looks like a regular home on the North Shore. ”
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Park
“Perfect for shelling, snorkeling and exploring and just a short walk from the property”
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