Tide Prediction at Honolulu
The south shore of Oahu begins at the high rocky headland of Makapu'u Point and extends to Barbers Point, 31 miles to the west. It consists of 56 miles of shoreline and 44 beaches that total 18.5 miles in length. Between sandy beaches the shoreline consists of rocky volcanic exposures (largely along the eastern portion), and heavily developed coastal communities (central and western portions). Along the Barber's Point region (to the west) the shoreline is rocky with sections of raised Pleistocene reefs. Most of the south shore is characterized by wide fringing reefs. These break up the energy of ocean swell, resulting in smaller waves at the shore and numerous surf breaks over the reefs. While the Waikiki beaches attract the limelight, there are other beaches along this shore that offer a wide, reef-controlled surf zone, without the backdrop of hotels and traffic.