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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sunset beach

USA, Hawaii, Oahu

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 21° 40.566' N
Longitude: 158° 2.426' W

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 Access

Head north on Kam Hwy, pass the old Kammies Market location, Sunset is on your left. Beach parking

English (Translate this text in English): Head north on Kam Hwy, pass the old Kammies Market location, Sunset is on your left. Beach parking

English (Translate this text in English): Head north on Kam Hwy, pass the old Kammies Market location, Sunset is on your left. Beach parking

English (Translate this text in English): Head north on Kam Hwy, pass the old Kammies Market location, Sunset is on your left. Beach parking

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://surfline.com 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4" - 8'6" range are the norm. Watch out for the infamous cleanup rogue west peaks that loom out of the channel.

respect the locals. don't surf here unless you can duckdive and not bail your board. surf off the peak until you are confident

English (Translate this text in English): When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4&quot; - 8'6&quot; range are the norm. Watch out for the infamous cleanup rogue west peaks that loom out of the channel.<br /><br />respect the locals. don't surf here unless you can duckdive and not bail your board. surf off the peak until you are confident

English (Translate this text in English): When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4&amp;quot; - 8'6&amp;quot; range are the norm. Watch out for the infamous cleanup rogue west peaks that loom out of the channel.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;respect the locals. don't surf here unless you can duckdive and not bail your board. surf off the peak until you are confident

English (Translate this text in English): When in doubt, don't go out! Sunset can transform from 3' and sunny in the morning, to a biblical 15'+ in 3 hrs. Sunset proper doesn't start to cap until the swell exceeds 6', and racy boards in the 7'4&amp;amp;quot; - 8'6&amp;amp;quot; range are the norm. Watch out for the infamous cleanup rogue west peaks that loom out of the channel.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;respect the locals. don't surf here unless you can duckdive and not bail your board. surf off the peak until you are confident

Atmosphere

It's been said a million times, but don't get complacent. Sunset will kick your ass in a way you've never experienced. The wave is often twice as thick as it is high, and the open ocean energy pours in like a raging elephant. The lineup is vast, complex, and filled with blue water veterans who are never openly gracious to sharing. Hook into a good peak and realize that you have reached the pinnacle of the surfing experience.

English (Translate this text in English): It's been said a million times, but don't get complacent. Sunset will kick your ass in a way you've never experienced. The wave is often twice as thick as it is high, and the open ocean energy pours in like a raging elephant. The lineup is vast, complex, and filled with blue water veterans who are never openly gracious to sharing. Hook into a good peak and realize that you have reached the pinnacle of the surfing experience.

English (Translate this text in English): It's been said a million times, but don't get complacent. Sunset will kick your ass in a way you've never experienced. The wave is often twice as thick as it is high, and the open ocean energy pours in like a raging elephant. The lineup is vast, complex, and filled with blue water veterans who are never openly gracious to sharing. Hook into a good peak and realize that you have reached the pinnacle of the surfing experience.

English (Translate this text in English): It's been said a million times, but don't get complacent. Sunset will kick your ass in a way you've never experienced. The wave is often twice as thick as it is high, and the open ocean energy pours in like a raging elephant. The lineup is vast, complex, and filled with blue water veterans who are never openly gracious to sharing. Hook into a good peak and realize that you have reached the pinnacle of the surfing experience.

General

Figuring out (much less ripping) this place takes time, and more time. Looks easy from the beach, but trust me it isn't. Be patient and respectful. Completely master it at 6'-8' before you think about attempting it at 10'-15'. Let Peter Cole ride alone. Oh, and don't forget about that west peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Figuring out (much less ripping) this place takes time, and more time. Looks easy from the beach, but trust me it isn't. Be patient and respectful. Completely master it at 6'-8' before you think about attempting it at 10'-15'. Let Peter Cole ride alone. Oh, and don't forget about that west peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Figuring out (much less ripping) this place takes time, and more time. Looks easy from the beach, but trust me it isn't. Be patient and respectful. Completely master it at 6'-8' before you think about attempting it at 10'-15'. Let Peter Cole ride alone. Oh, and don't forget about that west peak.

English (Translate this text in English): Figuring out (much less ripping) this place takes time, and more time. Looks easy from the beach, but trust me it isn't. Be patient and respectful. Completely master it at 6'-8' before you think about attempting it at 10'-15'. Let Peter Cole ride alone. Oh, and don't forget about that west peak.

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Surfer2001 avatar
Sunset beach
De Surfer2001
Abr 22, 2010
visitor gets fun waves - I spent a week vacation in Hawaii, (4/17/10 to 4/24/10)  took the wife and we had a blast.  Got to surf the North Shore 3 times.  Thursday & Friday were the best.  Going out there on a rental took some balls.  I wiped o
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De olasmaster
Abr 27, 2008
- Well....Ended up glassing on a big ol Single fin from a long board to replace the one I snapped off on the South Shore. My first intro to Sunset. I've checked it before...but twice it has been totally out of control with  North
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By Anonymous , 30-01-2011

Think First - I have been playing with big wave dreams on & off. I love this spot. But it is break Im never comfortable in. Even when I thought I couldnt be more ready the 1st time I went out. It still kicked me hard. This spot is one you train for. Cardio & strength. Dont paddle out till you have done your homework. This is the most unpredictable spot on the N. Shore. Be prepared to paddle. Watch out for your fellow surfers. Have your "stuff" together mentally & physiclly before heading out. Have fun but be VERY awake.

By Anonymous , 01-03-2009

Aloha From Sunset Beach - I have two studios for rent if anyone is comming toHawaii to surf. The waves last until the end of May. I s not crwded this time of year because all the pros are in Austraia or somewhere else. Sunset proper and Sunset point are two different animals. The point can be fun at one foot and the real peak doesnt show until maybe 5with a 5 foot swell. There is a big chanel tht sucks youuout to the line up ad staying i the lineup is easy most of the time because te rip dissapears out there. If you come stay I can give what knowledge I have abut the different spots. I have people from all over the world say here ad nobody has had a bad time. puuloa@hotmail.com

By Manuel Sardá , 03-05-2008

You mus be in excelente condition - I lived in the North Shore for 6 months and it was a awesome expierence. If you ever think surf Sunset Beach big, you must be in excelent condition and have balls. No bull shit.... I almost died surfing this wave when a set of 10 waves crash into my head, THE WAVE IS POWER!

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