Just swim past the breaking water, and the water is perfect for relaxing.
Can you see that little pipe forming?
We came to this beach in December and the waves were huge. Bigger than a house. 16-20 feet! The surfers were loving it, but no swimmers allowed in the water. Emily lost a flip-flop to a huge wave that came up over the sand hill. A woman came over and warned me to keep close to the kids and pointed out how high the waves were coming (after we lost the slippah.) That embarrassed me, but she was right.
It was hard to tell how big those waves were, but seeing the smaller 3' (and occasional 5') waves this week really made me realize just how gi-normous those big waves were. Lucky for us Waimea Bay has been calmer this Spring Break. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing and whale watching.