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China Walls Oahu Reviews
Cliff jumping @ China Walls Feb 22, 2010
China Wall is a set of gentle, smooth rock cliff ridges on the eastern edge of Moanalua Bay. It is embedded into the sea edge of an area known as Koko Head, in the upscale Portlock neighborhood. Sprawling, manicured beach manors with BMWs, Jaguars and Mercedes SUVs line the streets, and you’ll see attractive people jogging and riding their bikes around in the cool of the evening.
China Wall is popular among local fishermen, swimmers, surfers, divers, and couples taking in the romance of this magical cliff cove. Few tourists even know it exists, unless a local friend makes the time to take them there. You won’t find China Wall in the glossy map books, nor will you see commerce anywhere near it.
The locals are extremely friendly, even if some of them look young and rough, and they love to talk about this place. Don’t be shy about striking up a conversation with anyone you see there.
During the day you can sun and swim there, but beware of the currents and be sure to ask the locals if it’s safe, because climbing out of the water can be a challenge at times. Even though there’s a rope to pull yourself up, I’ve had to work at it more than once. At worst, you could always ride a wave or swim past the rocks (you will be with the current), and wash up on the flat beach a few hundred yards down. I’ve seen that happen more than once too.
Don’t forget your camera, as there are abundant photo opportunities
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