Banzai Pipeline

Surf Spot and Monument / Landmark
O'ahu's North Shore (Kamehameha Hwy/Ehukai Beach Park), Hale‘iwa, HI 96712, United States
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The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has undoubtedly one of the heaviest and most deadly waves in the world named Pipeline. Now you can wear a piece of Aloha year-round inspired by the famous Pipeline surf break


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  • Tara T.

    I was in awe of how awesome the surfers are here. You're making it look easy. Someday, this Nebraskan girl is going to learn.

    Tara Thelen · March 17
  • Carmen Georgescu

    I would check wave height on before heading there from Honolulu

    Carmen Georgescu · March 8
  • Britney T.

    This spot is amazing, you will see the best surfers in the world here. Don't be fooled by a lower looking surf day either, this spot is NOT for beginners

    Britney Teper · February 26
  • Babo B.

    Very nice place also for watching only

    Babo Buby · February 5
  • Andy D.

    Amazing place for photography! Bring a long lens and a lot of time to sit and watch tens of amazing surfers. Google the wave height to make sure it's a good day before driving from Honolulu.

    Andy Davidson · January 23
  • Cassius V.

    Altas ondas!

    Cassius Vallim · December 22, 2014
  • Christoffer E.

    Even if you ain't good enough to surf, the break is close to the beach and makes it a perfect spot to watching!

    Christoffer Engström · August 26, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Front row for watching the pro contests and punishing waves. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    Just another Weekend at the beach with the Ohana on Oahu. #pipelinegear #aloha #hawaii #pipelinegear #shade #mahalo #ohana #family #beach #beachday #saturday #sandys #blessed #summertime

  • Jason F.

    Supposedly the best place to watch surfers

    Jason Feirman · April 14, 2014
  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    Surf HI ...

  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    The Soul of Surf .... Pipeline Clothes & Gear

  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    Good Vibe Forever!

  • Dana D.

    You won't find waves like these anywhere else in Hawaii

    Dana D. · March 19, 2014
  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    it's time to gear up for some Spring Pipeline T-Shirts @ and get 10% off + FREE ship in USA when you use code Surf10 at checkout.

  • Alan C.

    Just some very big waves

    Alan Curtis · February 8, 2014
  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    It's Tee Time with Pipeline Clothes & Gear as we're getting all pumped with the swell now at Pipeline. Check out the t-shirts at and get FREE ship in USA.

  • Pipeline Clothes & Gear h.

    One of the best places. Anyone looking for Pipeline t-shirts inspired by the Pipeline surf break, located on the North Shore of Oahu... checkout

  • Héloïse

    Quiet in summer, great swimming.

    Héloïse · August 9, 2013
  • Olga D.

    Great beach to watch the surfers. Amazing waves and beautiful sunset!/ ótima praia para ver os surfistas. Ondas gigantes e um pôr-do-sol maravilhoso!

    Olga Diniz · March 22, 2013
  • Axel V.

    Sit down and watch the magic

    Axel Vedani · March 1, 2013
  • Volcom Stone

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    Volcom Stone · January 23, 2012
  • Degree Men

    Made of 3 reefs in increasingly deep water, no matter the swell size, the reef churns out deadly powerful and heavy waves over a jagged coral reef. It is home to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

    Degree Men · October 26, 2011
  • NOWNESS ..

    OAHU: Best place to watch pros battle 25-foot waves Read more

    NOWNESS .com · August 30, 2011
  • Justin L.

    RIP AI

    Justin Linsday · December 26, 2010
  • Kenny B.

    Not for the amateur weekend warrior surfer or for that matter even a "good" surfer. This wave is for the elite, not only because waves power but also they dont like kooks, too dangerous to play here.

    Kenny Bruner · July 29, 2010
  • Russel C.

    Best on a NNW swell at 6-10 feet. Experience surfers only.

    Russel Cheng · December 23, 2009

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