Pūpūkea lies east of Waimea Bay, offering overflow parking for the surfing crowd, a grocery store for picnics supplies, and even an ancient heiau overlooking the bay (link).
Three Tables are flat top reefs visible during low tide.
Across the street, kama'aina (child of the land) created a whimsical display. The white bridge is a replica of the Rainbow Bridge in Hale'iwa.
The fire house offers a vital community service to the kama'aina in a remote area.
The fire house is next to Pupukea Beach Park, which offers tide pools for curious children.
The pools lead to Sharks Cove. From Hawaii Snorkeling Guide (at this link),
Sharks Cove has been rated by Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the "Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World". Located on Oahu's world famous North Shore, this small rocky bay forms part of Pupukea Beach Park and boasts blue water and an impressive amount of sea life. The bottom is made up of large smooth boulders and coral heads forming small caves and ledges for marine life to hide. The walls of the surrounding cliffs provide calmer water attracting schooling surface fish.
David thinks its corny to pose on "half a board" ...
... but he was curious about the paddling boards. The red board is priced for $1000!
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Another view of Three Tables as the tide rolls in ...