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Waimea River Break

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Waimea River Break, North Shore, Oahu BEFORE PEOPLE START MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE, I'D LIKE YOU TO TAKE A SECOND TO THINK ABOUT WHERE ALL RIVERS LEAD. Here's a hint - (into the ocean!) When it has been raining and the waimea river fills up to capacity it breaks through the sand and flows into the ocean. It starts with a trickle then turns into a raging river. Once the water is finished flowing, the waves from the ocean build up the sand again and block the river from flowing into the ocean. What is happening here is people are speeding up the process a little. For all the worriers out there who think the beach is now ruined - after a few hours of this the river is blocked from flowing into the ocean again by the sand that gets built up from the legendary Waimea Bay waves. All goes back to normal after a few hours. Letting the river flow into the ocean like this is also beneficial to the Waimea valley upstream. If the river wasn’t allowed to flow into the ocean, the Waimea valley would flood anytime there is a lot of rain. The Waimea Valley is home to a beautiful botanical garden And a farmers market that is enjoyed by many visitors a day. So flooding there would be unfortunate. The world renowned Waimea Bay life guards at this beach know when the river is full enough and when the sand can be dug out. We tried tried starting it the day before and they stopped us. The next day we showed up at the beach and noticed people (locals) had brought shoves and the life guards let us start digging. They supervise to keep everyone safe while allowing people to have some fun. The beach is not ruined, no one is stranded - you can get to the parking lot or road from either side of the river mouth. And honestly it was one of the most memorable days we’ve had at this beach. If you’re in Oahu in the winter, watch for a high river at Waimea Bay and you might get lucky. Sometimes the river breaks through on its own during the night and you miss it. You’ll know if it just happened if the river banks are really high and steep. And if they are, you missed it but the high sand banks are really fun to play on. I believe this happens several times over the winter months depending on rain fall.
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Martin Gonz (3 hours ago)
anyone know where one of these are in near sydney AUS?
Chucky Conan (5 hours ago)
thanks for destroying nature and environment for a bunch of dickheads that are bored and looking for some entertainment. nice ly done
RAKSHIT KASHYAP (13 hours ago)
What is the song name plzplzplz
Onion Turtle (13 hours ago)
I’m glad I live in Hawaii.
Aquarium MOONWALKER (1 day ago)
Don't stop 'til you get enought
Teh N00b (1 day ago)
i guess this is the tiniest river.
RIGZ RiZe (1 day ago)
lit fam :)
king kong (2 days ago)
O que vale é a diversão!!!whoouuuu.
Thank you for explaining. It is gorgeous!
Samuel Collins (2 days ago)
im deep
Chrissy S (3 days ago)
I bet none of you idiots who did that thought about maybe the freshwater aquatic life that is now flowing into saltwater and dying because of this, Freshwater animals cant live in saltwater, so by connecting those two sources you have damaged a habitat.
Raulí López (3 days ago)
Now you need a bridge to go another side
葡萄林檎 (3 days ago)
Mystic The Wolf (3 days ago)
11 million views. What do you think of it?
Shaun mcinnis (3 days ago)
It's all fun and games till someone looses an eye!
임춘성 (3 days ago)
Jesus saith. Unto him. I am the way, the truth. And the life. No man cometh unto the father. But by me. Jo 14 : 6. 👍 💖 Good action. 담대한 행동💖💙
Michael Greenleaf (3 days ago)
Wow, destroyed a beach for a few hours of fun. Jagoffs.
Dana Everhart (3 days ago)
All these guys would make excellent Fast water rescuers! Fast water doesn't scare them any, matter of fact they adore it!
Sxrge (3 days ago)
It’s all cool until you realise he played this video in reverse....
LIVEPOWER 279 (2 days ago)
No slow no and fast forward dib shit
נתנאל חסון (3 days ago)
Billy Wombat (3 days ago)
2:33 be like wtf
2586dude (4 days ago)
What the fuck did I just see ? The destroyed and entire river ecosystem. Imagine waking up one morning to find out the river in your back yard has just disappeared overnight because some idiots wanted to surf.
tntkop (4 days ago)
I'm surprised that some member from the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez cult hasn't been offended by this video and accused everyone of endangering the millions of sand pebbles that were washed out to sea. It's things like this that make people like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez want to do away with airplanes, oil and gas, and automobiles. Because, every one of these environment haters in this video drove to the beach in a car when they should have taken a train. Sure, there are no train tracks within 90 miles of this beach, but that's why illegal Mexican immigrants should be allowed into America, so they can build the railroad tracks....because no American citizen wants to do that job. I wonder how many sea turtles drowned when they were overcome by river water rushing at them and hitting them in the face? Oh the humanity! Stop the madness! Sorry.... don't know what came over me. I looked into Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's freaky eyes for too long and all my rational thought processes disappeared. I'm better now.
North Shore (4 days ago)
one of the very best videos of the river break I've seen
Joshua Rosenblatt (4 days ago)
shorebresk looked just as good in the background
Vida Pv (4 days ago)
Jacob Andersen (4 days ago)
So grateful for the random slow motion and fast motion because....uh.....never mind.
Just place down some wooden floors and problem solved.
Max Francis (5 days ago)
Little did u know the source ran out LOL
z Drak (5 days ago)
Só eu fiquei agoniado pensando se isso vai causar algum impacto ambiental a esse rio?
Oby-1 (5 days ago)
Was expecting a house or two to float by.
Name Name (5 days ago)
That is so super amazing!
ice Man Chanel (5 days ago)
Not good idea
shuffle tunes (5 days ago)
it wil take over the sand there will be no beach
carlos vicente (6 days ago)
Aí fode com tudo .Vai secar tudo
Dina Johns (6 days ago)
That's gone take over the whole damn beach
minny Coo (6 days ago)
Wow cool people, awesome, nice one guys 😃
Mylena Miranda (6 days ago)
Alguém sabe se isso faz mal a natureza? Fiquei na dúvida, porque de qualquer modo o rio vai desembocar no mar.
Dalton Walker (6 days ago)
How do you reverse this
Ramon Marques (7 days ago)
Não tem o que fazer. dai vão fazer essas merdas.
legends say it is still getting bigger
Read tbe description
Peaceful Stranger (7 days ago)
So amusing to watch
he's fenced (7 days ago)
Those fuckers should have there arse kicked for that.lettn all that fresh water into the sea
Mr Dr Smith (7 days ago)
At the end there was no more beach?
IShamor Bennett (7 days ago)
Wrong to mess with nature....so bloody wrong...smh
Ryan T (7 days ago)
How to make a river
Ghosted (7 days ago)
Um their emptying fresh water into salt water whatattat?
prospector_pete (8 days ago)
that was such an awesome video
Penguinable (8 days ago)
wow :D that is so cool
NikiBoarding (8 days ago)
We got this 24/7 in Munich! 😍😆 It's called the Eisbach 🤙🏼
이동형 (8 days ago)
Wow.... so HUGE
VIVOS007 (10 days ago)
These bad people almost miss all de beach!
Jhonatan Ribeiro (10 days ago)
E assim estao acabando com a água doce
Jhonatan Ribeiro (1 day ago)
+Vini Soares estou Ciente desse fenômeno natural, Apenas Brinquei...
Vini Soares (1 day ago)
Mano caso vc não saiba toda água doce desemboca no mar....
광개토대왕 (10 days ago)
역시 양놈들이 베짱하나는 두둑하구만.
Wicke 2D (10 days ago)
Kermit Suicide (11 days ago)
That song is annoying as hell
anthony k (11 days ago)
Hello Names Ryan (12 days ago)
Rising sea levels
Дебилы! Интересно взглянуть, что там чрез пару лет стало???
Maikon Camilo (13 days ago)
CherrySpriteYT (13 days ago)
*When you use copirighted music so your viral video gets unmonetized*
Adam Hoversten (13 days ago)
Dang! "with an exclamation mark"
Josean Salazar (13 days ago)
0:15 Teamwork
V.b.V jow (13 days ago)
Daora meu 😎
Pieter Van Wyk (14 days ago)
Good clean fun! Well done guy's
Yang Guan Tang (14 days ago)
Do they have to build a new bridge now?
noeeel noeeel (14 days ago)
"All goes back to normal after a few hours." Lol wtf, that sentence made my day.
Lashaun J (14 days ago)
Are they allowed to make that?
Julie R. Cowan (15 days ago)
n o h e a r t (15 days ago)
All these haoles in the comments
joshua smith (15 days ago)
I went here a waimaia I went down the river it was so fun!!
Ongo Gablogian (15 days ago)
What if u go for a walk and come back to this and have to cross it
Bruce Lee (15 days ago)
Moses spit the Sea in half...humans split the samd
мармел Лад (16 days ago)
Ради покатушек это все????
jed la haye (16 days ago)
Must have saved the council a lot of money in digger hire
muhammad syukri rozizi (16 days ago)
i still thinking where the water come from...
NoOneButEverone (17 days ago)
This is pretty sick, looks so cool and fun
Joshua ramirez (17 days ago)
That's badass where's that at
Arleen Conty (18 days ago)
I love how he put mj finally someone that gets me 🤗
Vinycius Silva (18 days ago)
Mano e essa água toda? WTF Pqp
Korova Milk Bar (18 days ago)
NOT 50% of shovelers and surfers WOMEN of color??? rashist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RYAN [BS] (18 days ago)
Mrozinuch 123 (18 days ago)
Czy to przekop mierzeji wiślanej?!
sg 007 (18 days ago)
How did it got that big?
FROM DUST (19 days ago)
Ahhh man , that was so dam cool !! Man wish I could hang out with these cats cause they know how to" make" a brother have fun !! Truth be told ?? Hell , I had fun watching these krazy cats . Man I'm happy for you guys, wow !
Martin mcfly (19 days ago)
Canal quase levo a praia toda
Carlos Lima (19 days ago)
Acha divertido modificar a natureza misturando rio com mar ? Já pensou nos animais?
Jill And The Beanstalk (19 days ago)
oliwier rydzewski (19 days ago)
who watching in 2k19?
maciek to ziomal (21 hours ago)
D u a l i t y (13 days ago)
Everyone who watches this until 2020 is watching this in 2019.. I hope that answers your ridiculous question.
ARMY INA (14 days ago)
me lol
Jean Taylor (15 days ago)
Willy Perman (18 days ago)
Verdade e Justiça (20 days ago)
This is Brazil.
Rdm (20 days ago)
what a stupid people, upside it was a river , when this river ends it will be no more river, mother fuckers
Thea F (20 days ago)
That is sooooooo cool.
Vebjørn Jåtun (20 days ago)
Who else just watched it bcs it had so many views
安倍晋三 (20 days ago)
a moon (20 days ago)
Was about to downvote until i read the description. Thats pretty cool
John Silcox (21 days ago)
Must be nice to get to surf like that in fresh water every once in a while instead of gross, nasty ass saltwater.
booking smart (21 days ago)
It is world for only sulfers! So dangerous to the others
O melhor do Brasil (21 days ago)
*destruindo a praia?* Pqp

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