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Any local will tell you that Makena State Park is the hands-down bodysurfing standout. Known to locals simply as “Big Beach,” the shore break is stronger here than anywhere on the island—so caution should be advised. Lifeguards are present in the event of an emergency, and summer months are the best time for waves, womping, and barrels.    

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Makena State Park

Any local will tell you that Makena State Park is the hands-down bodysurfing standout. Known to locals simply as “Big Beach,” the shore break is stronger here than anywhere on the island—so caution should be advised. Lifeguards are present in the event of an emergency, and summer months are the best time for waves, womping, and barrels.