Waimea Travel Guide

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Waimea Overview

Waimea is a small community located at the North Shore on Oahu. Waimea, which means "red water," is the place to find Waimea Bay and Waimea Falls.

Waimea Bay is home to multiple surf competitions in the winter season when waves can reach heights of 30 to 50 feet. The most famous competition is the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational which is held at the Bay only on the condition that waves are expected to reach at least 20 feet. For this reason, the competition has only been held seven times. During the summer months the Bay is calm and is open to many water junkies such as snorkelers, scuba divers, and even rock jumpers.

Across from the Bay is the Waimea Park which holds beauty behind its gates. This pristine garden is full of wildlife, everything from flowers, to towering trees, to endangered species. Tucked in the back of the park is Waimea Falls. This park is a conservation area for such local tropical species.

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