Like many beaches on Oahu’s North Shore, Sunset Beach is considered dangerous to inexperienced surfers. Tradewinds and the offshore breeze make paddling out an arduous task and extensive coral formations present a risk of injury. For seasoned surfers, Sunset Beach will pump perfect waves with West-to-Northeast swells coming from the North Pacific. It was home to the Duke Kahanamoku invitational surfing competition until 1985 and it now holds contests such as Pipe Masters and the WSL Championship Tour. Our Ohana Circle Island tour guests will enjoy this lovely beach with views of the ocean and to have a chance to watch world-famous surfers doing what they do best.