Makaha, or “fierce,” is the name of one of the largest valleys on the O’ahu’s leeward coast where our unit is located. Makaha Beach Park, a narrow 21-acre park, lies on the shore of the valley just down the road. The park and its sand beach are bordered on the west by Kepuhi Point. Down the road you will find Kaena Point and Yokohama bay. Which are two of Oahu's most famous Hiking and Beach destinations.
Makaha Beach ( just down the road) is famous worldwide for its surfing waves. During the winter surf season waves up to 25 feet high break off Makaha Point, providing some of the most challenging big waves in Hawai’i. Attracted by these waves, the Waikiki Surf Club established the Makaha International Surfing Championships in 1952, the first of the many international surfing contests that are now held in Hawai’i. One of the most popular events still held at Makaha is Buffalo’s Big Board Contest, an annual contest named in honor of Makaha lifeguard and surfing legend Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana.
When the surf is up, Makaha is also famous for its powerful backwash and rip currents. When the ocean is calm, scuba dive boat tours frequent Makaha Caverns, a series of arches, caverns, and overhanging ledges outside of the surfing area. One of O’ahu’s most popular dive sites, its location is marked.