Rainbow over surfer at Banzai Pipeline reef break; Ehukai Beach Park warning signs. Pupukea, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
A low rainbow shines over a surfer at Ehukai Beach Park; orange flags and signs warn of strong current and no swimming. The famous Banzai Pipeline surf reef break is 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.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download