Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley is one of my most favorite places in the world!`Located in the Moku of Waialua, it is the only complete Ahupua’a on the island of Oahu that is preserved. An ahupua’a is the name Hawaiians use to describe a track of land, but it’s much more then that, it also represents a style of land management that follows the flow of the water from the mountains to the sea.
Waimea Bay’s beautiful white sand beach is one of the largest and deepest beaches in the Hawaiian Islands and a great place to swim and snorkel in the Summer months. It is also a Marine Life Conservation District. On the West end of the bay the famous Jump Rock which you can jump off of if your brave! There is also a hole at the base that you can swim through.
In the Winter months when the surf is up Waimea Bay features one of the most dangerous and deadly rip currents in the world. So much so that Jump Rock name is changed to Death Rock ! If you must go in the water during […]