Surfing on Chun's reef

Chun's Reef

Highlights:
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Abundant marine life
Description:
Chun's Reef is located on the North Shore of Oahu. It's a popular beach that stretches to the east of Kawailoa Beach. The beach is a premier surfing site for experienced surfers. During the winter period, the waves are consistently very large and powerful. In the summer, it is quite good for snorkeling and for swimming.  Caution needs to be taken during large swells because the water becomes very fast and deadly. Warning signs are posted all along the beach in that regard which should be obeyed to avoid any accident or unfortunate event.

The beach can often be spotted from the road which also serves as a car park. The beach has leafy trees and is often full with visitor coming to the site for pleasure and to enjoy the gorgeous view of the surrounding. The shoreline is rocky, but some sandy areas can be found where it is suitable for swimming. There are not many facilities, but the beach does have a lifeguard.

Sea turtles often lay their eggs on the beach, and snorkeling gives the opportunity to explore the coral reef and the diversity of marine life. The beach is next to Kamehameha Highway. The name of the surf site was given after John Chun, who is a former  resident of the area. It used to be a favorite surfing spot for the family and particularly for his children. The name of the site was then given by a friend of his sometimes in the 1960's



 
Type:
Beach
Surf Break
Features:
Lifeguards
Parking
Beach Features:
Dogs Allowed
Scubadiving
Snorkeling
Surfing
Swimming
Windsurfing
Location
61 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, Haleiwa, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96712
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