Sunset Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the north Oahu shore. It is well known for the big waves in the winter season. Originally, the beach is called Paumalu. Sunset Beach is a romantic beach for couples. Couples can come to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset together. Many couples also pick the beach as their wedding sites. It is located near to the Waikiki. To reach Sunset Beach, you have to drive for at least 1 – 1.5 hours from Waikiki.
This is the beach where the Duke Kahanamoku Classic surfing competition was held. The O’Neill World Cup of Surfing competition was also held at the sunset beach every year. The Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational competition is held at the sunset beach every once in a while. Many surfing competitions are held at the Sunset Beach. Normally, the surfing competitions will be held in the winter, when waves will become big and dangerous. In wintertime, the wave can get as high as 50 feet. The average height of the wave is about 25 feet to 50 feet.
The surfing contests will behold in between December to January in the winter season. Different locations on the beach will be subject to different weather conditions. You should always check the weather forecast to make sure that there is no storm.
Besides surfing, tourists can also carry out wind surfing activities. It is a suitable beach for performing wind surfing because there is a lot of wind in the area. You can also carry out other types of recreational activities including snorkeling, swimming, and etc. Nearby the Sunset Beach, there is the Haleiwa Town. The Haleiwa Town is about 8 minutes drive from the beach. The Turtle Bay is also located a few minutes away. You can sit down at the beach and experience the cool breeze brought by the tropical trade wind. There will also be a lot of wind at the beach even in the hot summer months. The average temperature at the Sunset Beach is about 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sunset Beach has many coral reefs. The extensive formations of corals on the surface of the beach pose risks to the visitors. If you are snorkeling, be sure to pay attention to the corals at the bottom an s they can possibly cause severe injury. The condition of the Sunset Beach will change depending on the season at that time.
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