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15 yards west of Backdoor/Pipe.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Best of luck as you take this challenge. DO NOT DIVE HEAD FIRST WHEN WIPING OUT! AND YOU WILL WIPE OUT.
Crowds of rippers, sometimes empty.
Heavy Hawaiian fun.
By Anonymous , 06-01-2009
whitey - sponged here over thanksgiving...awesome spot! im an above average rider but far from pro. if you bring a good attitude and cheer a couple people on, everyone will do the same for you....just be cool and people will be cool with you...the locals aren't that bad.
the wave is powerful and will kick your ass....i pulled a hamstring was done after about ten rides, so stretch well!!!
By Anonymous , 24-11-2008
off me balls - yeh i've surfed this wave several times and pretty much been the standout guy. the reef is soft as compared to my haemorrhoids as the wave is full on mellow. kind of like a mal wave. dont worry about the locals they wont cause you any trouble and they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. they love it when visitors snake them on set waves and give them the stinkeye when paddling back out. i remember i snaked kala alexander at pipe on a third reef bomb one day twice in a matter of minutes. good times. he didnt mind though cos he knows if there was any trouble i would give him and anyone else with him a touch up. a good way of getting a quicker turn in the line-up is to save up a shit and when the guys next in line drop in, crap in ya hand and throw it at em. that will put them off and hopefully they will get swallowed by the foamball which in turn, speeds up the cycle. shit flinging in the line-up in hawaii is totally acceptable and i myself have been responsible for some big shit fights. this usually leads to the carpark where i teach the locals how to cop a fly kick to the jaw. bad manners is welcome everywhere in hawaii and it is actually preferred that you abuse hotel staff rather than give them a tip. "hurry the hell up and change my jizz stained bath towels!" is a great one to start off with. all of the houses out the front of pipeline are what i call "free for all" houses if your hungry after a surf just cruise on into any house and help yourself to whatever you need. if one of the pros is sitting in YOUR seat when you come in from the surf just push them out of it and tell them to get their own. all boards in these houses are free so if you see something you like just take it. clothesline shopping is fine too. also regarding taking a dump, the local toilet beach "poo-pakea" is where you can go to lay turds in the sand. you can also throw turds at the beachfront houses.the homeowners, they like this because the locals believe that the crap slopped all over their house protects it from the salt air and certain decay over time. ill be back in hawaii next this season dominating as usual and kicking a few heads in if i feel like it. just stay out of my way whhen im at off the wall because i didnt pay for my airfare to have all you kooks surf with me at my holiday local.
By Anonymous , 28-08-2007
Very fun - I went here when pipe was to crowded when I was visiting oahu. Very hollow fun wave. With a nice pretty reef waiting for you underneath.
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