A surfer flies over waves at Banzai Pipeline reef break. Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
A black surfer flies high over waves at Banzai Pipeline surf reef break, offshore from Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Especially in winter, huge series of waves break into tubes upon reaching the shallows of the reef. This popular area, across the street from Sunset Beach Elementary School, has limited parking. Hawaii was first settled by Polynesians in several waves from about 300-1000 AD. Although surfing was first described in writing by Europeans visiting Hawaii in 1769 and 1779, the riding of waves with a wooden board likely originated in Western Polynesia thousands of years earlier. Hawaii is 2300 miles distant from the North American continent and is the northernmost island group in Polynesia. For this photo’s licensing options, please inquire.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download