Makaha, a residential community located on the island of Oahu, consists of pretty much a supermarket along with some restaurants and stores here and there, and that’s about it. Over the 5.2 sq. miles of area that constitutes this town, this is all it has (even though more than half of the area is underwater. 2.9 sq. miles underwater). It lies 34 miles northwest of Honolulu city, and has a population of 8,278 according to the 2010 census. This gives it a population density of 1,600 people per sq. mile. It uses the zip code 96792.
But Makaha does have something that redeems it’s tourism, quite greatly. Makaha is home to the beautiful Makaha Beach, definitely one of the most popular beaches not only in Hawaii, but even the world. This beach is known for it’s waves, but you’ll love the soft white sand. You can get decent waves for surfing pretty much every day of the year. This, of course, attracts surfing events, such as the Town and Country Pro, Buffalo’s Big Board Classic, and Rell Sunn’s Menehune Surfing Championship. There are restrooms and showers available across the street, and Lifeguards are also present.
At a specific place on the beach, known popularly as the “Makaha Bowl”, where the waves can go up to a height of over 30 feet! In fact, some of the tallest waves have been surfed on here, on this beach, including the famous Greg Noll’s famous ride during a period called as the huge swell of 1969, when waves grew to a supposed 40-50 feet high, but lack of proper documentation gives little to no backup to these claims.
The beach has a fishing area as well as good spots for swimming and sunbathing, generally where the reef is not present, around the center area of the beach. Swimming is only recommended when the surf has gone down, and the water is calm enough, generally during the summer. Diving is also a popular activity here. Just outside the surfing area, are the Makaha caverns, but diving as well should only be done during calm waters.
Based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on Jan 24, 2022 2:26:pm. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright: 2022 by HiCentral MLS, Ltd.

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