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Waimea bay (Oahu Hawaii)

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Waimea bay (Oahu Hawaii)

Characteristics

Description

Waimea bay is located in Haleiwa, on the N shore of Oahu, at the mouth of the Waimea river. Waimea valley extends behind Waiema bay.

Waiema means "red water" in Hawaiian.

Captain Charles Clerke aboard HMS Resolution stopped at Waimea Bay on February 28, 1779. Clerke had shortly before taken command of the ship after Capt. James Cook was killed at Kealakekua Bay on February 14. Waimea Bay was the only O'ahu anchorage visited by the expedition. Waimea Valley was densely populated at the time, and the remains of Pu'u o Mahuka, an important heiau (Hawaiian temple) can still be seen above the bay.

Protected during Summer and early Fall with consistent trade winds.

10/12/2015
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Waimea bay (Oahu Hawaii)
10/12/2015
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