Posts Tagged ‘Waimea Bay Hawaii’
Surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture. Historically, the chief was often the most skilled wave rider in the community and rode the best board made from the best tree. Today, while surfing is no longer a status symbol, the sport indigenous to Hawaii has been spread around the world, including the southern hemisphere where surfing is now a popular industry in Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, and a variety of other Pacific destinations. At the heart of the surfing craze is the capital of surf – the north shore. Surfers and other fans of the ocean will quickly jump at the opportunity of north shore Hawaii homes for sale because of the superb surf available on the north shore almost year-round. Especially during the rougher winter months, notable surf spots like Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach come alive with towering waves and pounding surf. A particular spot on Ehukai Beach, known as Banzai Pipeline, is the most renown surfing spot and hosts a number of competitions during the high surf season. Every December, three competitions are held on the north shore to comprise the Triple Crown of Surfing: the Reef Hawaiian pro, the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing, and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. A similar arrangement for women is also held.