One of the most famous north shore Oahu surf spots is also one of the most dangerous. The Banzai Pipeline has claimed more lives than any other surf spot in the world, but that doesn’t stop experienced surfers from challenging the barreling waves. Beneath the waves lie underwater caves built from sharp, cutting reef, so a wipeout here can have serious consequences.
Pipeline is certainly no place for beginners. Located just before Ehukai Beach Park, the surf break hosts the Billabong Pipeline masters every December.