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Enjoy occasional surfing in front of the Makaha Surfside condominium project.

Drive about five minutes to the world-famous Makaha surfing beach and watch the surfers. (https://youtube.com/watch?v=dajaLexX3qA ).
(Running time:  1 minute, 45 seconds).

( https://youtube.com/watch?v=zYN_cbLO3MU ) (Running time:  3 minutes, 23 seconds)

Watch the outrigger canoe riders at Makaha Beach.
( https://youtube.com/watch?v=U5btS3w284E ). (Running time:  1 minute, 57 seconds).

Walk to various surfing spots nearby, including Turtle Beach, which is just a 15- to 20-minute walk away.  Watch this video, which was taken at Turtle Beach
( https://youtube.com/watch?v=Wp3tnxGNvyI ) (Running time:  31 seconds)

Drive about a mile to the Makaha Resort and Golf Club.  Dine at the Kaiona Restaurant, which overlooks the golf course and the ocean in the distance.

Drive about 10 miles east to the world-class Ko ‘Olina Resort, home of the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and Disney's first property in Hawaii, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, with its two 16-story hotel towers developed around a sprawling water feature comprised of inviting interactive pools, spas, streams, tunnels and water slides. 

The grand entrance to the nearby world-class Ko 'Olina Resort.

Golf at the Ko 'Olina Resort's own Ko 'Olina Golf Course.

After the game, dine at Roy's Restaurant near the Ko 'Olina
Golf Club.

Ko 'Olina Golf Club and Roy's Restaurant are popular places
at the Ko 'Olina Resort.

Swim, snorkel, board surf, body surf, body board, beach comb, go deep-sea fishing or fish by the shore, whale watch and observe dolphins from the shore or on an official tour offered by Wild Side Eco-Adventures ( http://sailhawaii.com/ ).

Board the Wild Side Eco-Adventures boat at Waianae Boat
Harbor just a few minutes' drive or a short walk from the
condo project.

Take a ride on the historic Hawaiian Railway ( http://hawaiianrailway.com/ ),*

Drive to Ka'ena Point State Park, with its awe-inspiring and magnificent vistas of heavenly Hawaiian mountains and the vast blue Pacific.

An awe-inspiring panoramic view from Ka'ena Point State

The azure ocean seen from Ka'ena Point State Park.

A view of the mountains from Ka'ena Point State Park.

Hike around scenic and majestic Ka`ena Point.

Visit the historic Kane'ana Cave.  


The inscribed Kane'ana stone in nearby Makua with the view
of Ka'ena in the background.

The entrance to the historic Kane'ana Cave.

The inscription on the plaque on the ground b the Kane'ana
stone reads, "Kane'anaKane'ana is a sacred ana (cave)
that ancient Hawaiians named after Kane, the god of creation.
From inside the depth of Kane'ana, symbolic of the Earth
Goddess's womb, mankind emerged and his existence spread
throughout the Waianae Coast.  The souls of those who
passed on go to Kalae o Kala'au (Ka'ena Point).  From here
souls ascend to po, the realm of ancestral spirits, completing
the cycle of life.  In ancient times, entry into Kane'ana was
kapu (forbidden), for this was the home of Nanaue, the Shark
Man of Kane'ana."

Watch this video about the cave from YouTube ( https://youtube.com/watch?v=yj0QstDYMuQ ) (Running time:  5 minutes, 49 seconds).

Hike nearby Mauna (Mount) Lahilahi. (http://kms.kapalama.ksbe.edu/projects/ahupuaa/waianae/wan/wan21mauna/index.html ).

From certain vantage points in the community, Mauna
(Mount) Lahilahi looks like a little island.  However, it is
actually a small peninsula.  

Viewed from the reef next to the beach, Mauna Lahilahi resembles a pointed hat.

Just up the hill from the Makaha Surfside you can explore an ancient Hawaiian heiau (sacred place of the Hawaiians) that's about a five-minute drive into Makaha Valley (http://ohwy.com/hi/k/kaneheia.htm ) within an exclusive residential community.  Unfortunately, the heiau is temporarily closed until further notice (as of June 15, 2013).  For more information as to its re-opening, phone the security guard in the guard shack at (808) 695-8174.

Stop by McDonald's Restaurant in Makaha ( http://mchawaii.net/1621 ), where you can view reproductions of original paintings created by talented Hawai'i fine artist Shari Leo Hone Magno (http://www.pacificartcrafters.com/viewcategory.php?groupid=10  ), whose masterful paintings reflecting the spirit (mana) of Hawai'i and the Hawaiians hang in art galleries and private homes a number of countries around the world.

The Fisherman, by Hawai'i fine artist Shari Leo Hone Magno,
is on permanent display at the nearby McDonald's restaurant.

The Paddler, and other paintings by Shari Leo Hone Magno,
capture the essence of the ancestral spirits that Hawaiians
deem integral to their native culture.   

Pali--Echo of the Pu, by Shari Leo Hone Magno, is another
memorable image you can see at the neighborhood

Drive just minutes to fast food restaurants, supermarkets, banks, strip malls, the post office, libraries, schools, etc.

Slow down and enjoy the west side of our beautiful Island of Oahu!

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