Our home is directly in front of the Makaha Surf break. Sit on the lanai and watch the expert local surfers slide down waves. Go out and get into it. On low tides, you can walk access the reef to Makaha State Park. Makaha is a world class surf break in the winter, home to the Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic Contest February 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21. Come get a front row seat. Or watch the surfers carrying torches, paddle out to enjoy the first wave of the new year on Jan 28, 2017, celebrating the Chinese New Year. Fireworks are also a great New Year's tradition in Hawaii. The Chinese brought them to the islands many years ago. They can be enjoyed on many places around the island.
It is also famous for snorkeling and diving in the summer. Avoid the tour boats and swim out from the beach yourself.
Our home is private and serene. There is a lock box on the front door for guests who arrive early or late in the day. It also allows freedom to spend more time in the ocean without having to worry about carrying or losing the key.
The town of Makaha is rustic and one of the only true local settings left on the island.
The Westside of Oahu provides miles of undisturbed coast line and beaches. Our family likes to drive North to Yokohama Bay to ride boogie boards down the large sloping sand hills into the water. There you can also hike to Ka'ena State Park. It is a natural preserve where you can usually find Monk Seals.
Our house is 10 miles away from Ko'olina that has excellent cuisine, 4 swimming lagoons with nets for keeping out wildlife if you'd prefer. Next door is Kapolei that is has all the amenities you could desire. Wet and Wild Water Park, Costco, Target, great restaurants, movie theater and library to name to a few.
You'll love the local flavor in Makaha. It's rustic and unique