Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park

Haleiwa's Ali'i Beach Park is the first of many surf breaks on the north shore of Oahu that makes up a strip of what many surfers call "the 7 mile miracle". On small days it is the perfect spot to learn, on big days it turns into an epic performance wave fit for the pros.

Located right in town, this break is easily accessible for all who don't want to fight the traffic of the Kam highway.

One of the things that makes Haleiwa fun is that it's spread out and offers lefts and rights depending on where you choose to take off. Even on crowded days there is plenty of surf for everyone.

Haleiwa has a nasty rip that sucks you out along the rock jetty. No need to fight it though, use it to your advantage and it will dump you near the line up.

History

This is one of the first well-known surf breaks on the north shore. Eddie Aikau, along with many other well known north shore surfers got their first taste of big north shore waves at this break.

Photos

Haleiwa Alii Beach Park Surfing photo 1 Haleiwa Alii Beach Park Surfing photo 2 Haleiwa Alii Beach Park Surfing photo 3
Haleiwa Alii Beach Park Surfing
View from Ali'i Beach




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Videos

Vans Triple Crown at Haleiwa Beach

Parking/Access

There is a big parking lot right in front of the park and surf break. Many locals bring their kids, pets, surfbaords, grills, and EZ-UPs to make a day of it.



Discussion

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Satellite Location Map

Haleiwa is just west of the boat harbor in Haleiwa Town.



More info

Difficulty:
Beginner-Expert (depending on conditions)

Best Conditions:
For beginners, Winter swell with 4-8' NW swell.

Expert swells hit at 8' and up.

Crowd Factor:
Busy on weekends, but normally spread out so its never too bad. Plenty of waves for everyone.

Nearby Hotels

Turtle Bay Resort

Best drink after surf session

Kona Village Mai Tai