September 5th, 2017 by Darcy

Crozier Drive, not part of the 7 miracle miles, however, an equally delightful beach

Ocean Villas and Turtle Bay Hotel above and below a portion of the 7 miracle miles

 

 

From Haleiwa to Sunset Beach is known as the 7 miracle miles. Three of the most famous surf breaks in the world are located here.
Waimea bay with the placid lake like profile in summer to winter’s waves reaching 50 feet. In Hawaii we measure wave size from the back of the wave not the front.
Ehukai (Pipeline), home of the Pipeline Masters surf contest in December. When this wave breaks in the shallow, it is only for the brave and trained waterman.

Sunset Beach, the second stop in the surfing triple crown event. 2017 holding period for the Vans Triple Crown is November 12 to December 20. Beautiful sunsets and great strolls on the beach in the summer time.

Haleiwa town has been shaped by the surf culture that permeates and feeds the community. An abundance of restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, and shopping opportunities abound.

August 10th, 2017 by Darcy

Now that the neighborhood has been picked, time to eliminate the ones that do not meet your criteria. If you are looking to raze the beach shack and build new, shoreline setbacks need to be considered carefully to ensure the home of your dreams will fit. As you can see from these photos the owner is preserving the positioning of the existing structure. It is called the repair and replace trick. This renovated cottage will be coming back on market for purchase. Contact me if you have an interest.

August 8th, 2017 by Darcy

Is it time to buy that special home at the edge of the Pacific ocean? There are many things you will need to consider in Hawaii, depending on the location of your choice. There are State regulations that need to be carefully considered. The home if it is a new build has to be 40 feet from the seaward boundary;

The shoreline is defined as the “upper reaches of the wash of the waves, other than storm and seismic waves, at high tide during the season of the year in which the highest wash of the waves occurs, usually evidenced by the edge of vegetation growth, or the upper limit of debris left by the wash of the waves”

This is determined by a shoreline survey. The survey needs to be approved by the governmental agencies monitoring coastlines in Hawaii.

August 1st, 2017 by Darcy

on 29 June Rocky the female monk seal gave birth to a pup at popular Kaimana Beach. At the zoo end of Waikiki and next door to the Outrigger canoe club many people use this beach year round.
However, because of the mom and pup activity fewer people are in the water.
An area is cordoned off as a no people zone, but paddleboarders, surfers and canoes are out in the ocean.
Hawaiian monk seals are an endangered species and the only warm water seals.