Posted: September 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Hawaiian for “Bulging Eyes”,  Makapuu beach on the eastside is located just below Makapu’u Point which  marks Hawaii’s easternmost tip. Rabbit Island sits just offshore and makes it very picturesque. This is a very popular beach for bodysurfing and bodyboarding large waves. Back in the early days of the sport it was along his stretch of coast that bodyboarding had its first hardcore crew including Jack The Ripper who was a familiar sight catching all the set waves out the back. Like Sandy’s grinding barrels, Makapuu has a ferocious shore break that is well suited to bodyboarding. This pic of local hotshot negotiating a pit was taken early 90′s by Stroh

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