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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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krrrruptidsoless (1 day ago)
I thought where rivers ran into the ocean that riptides developed? No🤷
Mucki reichert (2 days ago)
*very nice*
Mucki reichert (2 days ago)
well done!
Sione V. Maafu (2 days ago)
that looks really fun.
Ana Cinavilakeba (3 days ago)
Give a river a break trust me it takes a mile
Angie Elacio (3 days ago)
But when why did you brake it 😕😟😭
Jonas M. (3 days ago)
What have you createeeed!!!
The Gaf Project (4 days ago)
that shit is fucking Insane
Rak Hit (4 days ago)
No idea why the need for explanation in the description. I've been to Waimea in Oahu. BEAUTIFUL place. What the locals do there is their business. If there is anybody getting triggered over this screw them. Good times like this trumps anybody's worry about a massive river being diverted into an ocean where it already gets diverted to when it floods.
Erik Molnar (6 days ago)
Hey, where did you Barney's learn to dig? 😄 joking. Must be nice over there. Maybe someday ill get out of Texas.
TheGoldFlys (7 days ago)
Humanity is getting smarter and smarter every day.
Ifor Rees (7 days ago)
soooo siccccccccccc
Ellie Balensky (8 days ago)
This is incredible
Graf Eggers (8 days ago)
Does the dude at the 3:50 mark have a mouth guard GoPro holder in his mouth? Cause that is badass!
Mike Berry (8 days ago)
That looks like so much fun. Love that the kids were involved and into it too.
papa (9 days ago)
СНАРЯД- TV (11 days ago)
Diamond Toves (13 days ago)
Why would u do that all the cemecials in that water hurting the sealing animals
niggaplease47 (13 days ago)
Why the gay music
Roberto Gil (13 days ago)
Roberto Gil (13 days ago)
That you plade at the beginning
Roberto Gil (13 days ago)
Love this song
Kristen Pye (13 days ago)
that's sick great vid
KElZ (14 days ago)
looks cool but on the other hand an organism natural habitat got fucked up
MajorEcho (15 days ago)
1:53 erosion boi
PurpleViper Studios (15 days ago)
the people on the other side are gonna have a hard time getting back!
Vinicius Muniz (15 days ago)
Vinicius Muniz (15 days ago)
é no brasil?
Vinicius Muniz (15 days ago)
William Rivas-Alfaro (15 days ago)
Is this safe? Will the land not change? Could it cause harsher conditions? What if it gets to deep? Could part or all of the land that is cut off slid into the ocean? That would mean an undertow dragging people down in world pools!
Barbara Butler (15 days ago)
William Rivas-Alfaro I explained it the best I could in the description. 🙂
鈴木 suzukl潤 jun (17 days ago)
Zebulon B (17 days ago)
10M views but no $ because you used MJ music. lol
April Agbayani (18 days ago)
Crazy who this work
Janae Uraine (18 days ago)
Dude at 3:00 made falling look like it feel good
The Only Gamer (18 days ago)
Change playback speed to x2
candyman4522 (18 days ago)
Now its a big gap in the beach and the water from the river is low
Tyler Durden (19 days ago)
That fucking rip tide son !
John Paul Candelaria (19 days ago)
When people lose their mind
Agus Gunawan (19 days ago)
Memes are Dank bro (19 days ago)
Wow it won’t last that long doe
alfredf900 (19 days ago)
0:17 *_FATALITY_*
Rizka My Draw (19 days ago)
Keren banget kak Paket sdh kembali
Russell (19 days ago)
Great video
Ollie Mitchell (20 days ago)
So sick
al meggs (21 days ago)
They do this every year!?
Flamingo Bro (21 days ago)
So Good like if u like it lol
トリプル (21 days ago)
Warrior Cats (21 days ago)
Its ok I've saw cooler
Tio Yesi (21 days ago)
vega269 (23 days ago)
Is this legal?Who cares.
Cross Hairs (23 days ago)
All that water being drained from the river all the way to the ocean. Will it eventually all run out?
MrWoeful8 (23 days ago)
Dude why would he even do this, like isn’t this hurting the environment.
Sanjeet Manhas (23 days ago)
Mad people's
Plushy City (23 days ago)
z prince (24 days ago)
Whites always mass up with nature, I'm proud of them
Sean Tran (25 days ago)
Sonya Gonza (27 days ago)
Dam from small ro giant
Sonya Gonza (27 days ago)
PIEGUY991 (28 days ago)
0:18 Behind the camera she has a gun..
mattoo_polo (29 days ago)
that IS huge 😮
ТопчегЪ (1 month ago)
И осушили речку, конечно?
George Orwell (1 month ago)
Evil 'music'
Esteban Bolduc (1 month ago)
epic waterslide
Tori Thompson (1 month ago)
That is so coolllllllll
TheWimmse (1 month ago)
Were you not afraid of any river sharks trying to get at you? This seems to be very dangerous Entertainment...
deborah thompson (1 month ago)
i would put a raft on the waves that woud be so much fun like river rafting without the rocks to hit and bang your body on.
Lil Phil (1 month ago)
So this was how loot lake was formed
Himself Lee (1 month ago)
I hate videos where somebody is trying to promote their song, or whatever they call it.
ezum (1 month ago)
r.i.p beach
Cooper woollard Vv (1 month ago)
vorontsovk (1 month ago)
Ну и нахуй они это сделали. Теперь полный пляж размоет к хуям и будто они собираются перебираться с берега на сберегал? Идиоты.
Ben Riddle (1 month ago)
Imagine if this was their fresh water reservoir for the city and they just shot it all in the ocean
Boris Boka (1 month ago)
this looks soo fun
Don Spartan (1 month ago)
You should all be using it as a slide not surfing it. Stand at the top with big rubber rings and float down the rapids
readme info (1 month ago)
Very cool and impressive to see how humans can change the environment but how much of an impact does this have? Is there a way to block the gap that was created and return to things like before? Is this cyclical?
Ricky A. (1 month ago)
readme info description. Happens every couple weeks
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Joshua Sulwer (1 month ago)
I wonder if the farmers up or down river feel the same. I didn't study any satellite maps ect of the area to have any idea, just a generalized consideration. I've spent some time in areas where rivers don't flow into the ocean, they start in the mountains and run out or go underground way before the ocean. Don't get me wrong, I think this is amazing and looks like a lot of fun and someday if I ever see the opportunity with no reasonable consideration of destroying orchards ect, I want to experience it too.
Maykol A (1 month ago)
Jajajajaja la cagada jajaja
Mike Singer (1 month ago)
The greenie weenies must be furious! lol Tampering with mother nature like that and wasting all of that water and potential energy!!! ;-)
ShyGuy Productions (1 month ago)
*Digging of the Panama Canal begins* (colorized)
Juicy Pheonix (1 month ago)
Why would you destroy a shit tonne of fish homes. Oh. It’s for fun. That makes it fine
AquíLaTierra TVE (1 month ago)
Hi! This is Aquí la Tierra, on the Spanish TV. Is this footage yours? If so, may we air it on our program with credit on screen? Please, contact us at [email protected] Thanks!
Maurício Lima (1 month ago)
Muito legal
Isaiah rooks (1 month ago)
Diego D (1 month ago)
LIO THUGA (1 month ago)
Mxnuex_TV (1 month ago)
Ferdynand lie (1 month ago)
The song like 70's porn
Twitch EntityXero (1 month ago)
Well done you just fucked your beach
Mohan Subramanian (1 month ago)
they do this so that the river doesnt overflow,and flood the land.
Unlawful Doodle (1 month ago)
This is true fun
CALEB TRACY (1 month ago)
Fire iMovie edits
M M (1 month ago)
NO !! Rivers doesn't always end up in the ocean .. thats false
Ricky A. (1 month ago)
M M this one does. What’s your basis that this isn’t natural compared to the dude that posted this
eduardo felicilda (1 month ago)
who ever did this u have a bounty cause waimea has sharks now cause of the river tilapia's was on the ocean and so much sharks eating so i rather for who did that get arrested
Mohan Subramanian (1 month ago)
they have to dig up the river or else it overflows into the land
David Ignatov (1 month ago)
That is awesome how it creates waves too
matej xD mtmitasevski (1 month ago)
Makaila (1 month ago)
what about all the freshwater fish and animals in the river going into salt water this is really cool but just wondering
GREEN GAMER CHANEL (1 month ago)
007scallywag (1 month ago)
Scape (1 month ago)
Why would you take a river water to the sea idiots

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