Canon 7D with 24-70mm f/2.8 L @ 40mm, 0.4 sec, f/16.0, ISO 100, 5 Image stitch
Waimea Bay is located in Haleiwa on the North Shore of O‘ahu in the Hawaiian Islands at the mouth of the Waimea River. Waimea Valley extends behind Waimea Bay. Waimea means “Red Water” in Hawaiian. In Summer, Waimea Bay is a playground of fun for freedivers, S.C.U.B.A. divers, and those who desire to jump off “Jump Rock” – a rock that is perfectly positioned in the bay.
The Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau takes place in this point to honour the legendary surfer and the first lifeguard of the North Shore of Oahu. This competition was ALMOST held on this day with waves reaching well over 20 ft. The only down side was the time between sets. We were lucky enough to witness all the hype first hand! From massive crowds at 5:30am to bumper to bumper traffic due to blocked off roads.
Waimea Bay was only a 5 minute walk from where we stayed and was a great place to get some landscape photographs.
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