Pipeline in Hawaii is world famous for its tubular wave created
where the shallow water and coral shelf combine to resemble pipes,
thus giving this beach its name. The phrase "Banzai"
which is actually a Japanese word spelled Bonsai and meaning the
art of growing dwarfed shaped trees in small shallow pots was
given to this beach in 1961 when Bruce Brown, a famous surf cinematographer,
shouted out "Banzai" as Phil Edwards took off on one
of these barbarous waves.
the waves are steep and powerful, they break furiously on the
shallow hawaiian reef . So if the surf's up, beware! Amateurs
and beginners are better off not chancing this break, the Pipeline
at full strength is unforgiving, even for the pros.
Spring and summer is considered the calmer months when the waves
are usually flat.
such as snorkeling, scuba, jet ski, swimming, and sun bathing
are heaven like. During the summer, pipeline as well as the entire
North Shore offers a calm that befits its rural setting.
Some of the most beautiful sights Hawaii has to offer in the deep
cool blue waters of the Pacific are here on the North Shore. From
June to september there are incidents of stinging Limu (seaweed)
washed in by the tide and windy conditions, if you are an unlucky
victim of such discomfort usually rubbing vinegar or meat tenderizer
on the area will help calm the irritation.