© 2009 Ede Schweizer, All rights reserved.   Made in California.  Built to scroll right. Heading up to the north shore of Oahu, just past this bridge is where the pipeline begins The Banzai Pipeline, a surf reef break, is located off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on Oahu's north shore This is where the big waves live within the Hawaiian island chain The wave action starts to pickup after a windy morning and blown-out surf Not much wave tunnelling happening at this time, but some nice big waves forming Looking back down the beach there's a little barrel action Lifeguards on constant standby, this area is notorious for its huge waves breaking in shallow water just above its sharp and cavernous reef A small set holding its form near the beach line There are three main breaks here, each increasing in size and intensity the further away from the beach you get, this day is pretty calm Loving the cloud formations Local wildlife Always wanting to be part of the action Another local cruising the parking lot Up the beach on this day seems to be producing some nice consistent rights Fish out of water Making the most of a late afternoon The takeoff zone Out in front Test of balance The last hour of sunlight and still lots of surfers in the water Taking the last ride of the day all the way to the shore Light Transport