Spitting Cave of Portlock - Oahu, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 21° 15.577 W 157° 42.482
4Q E 634047 N 2351428
Quick Description: A hidden gem just 10 minutes from downtown Honolulu, this shoreline bluff offers plenty opportunities to see big waves pounding the rocky outcrops below. A nearby undercut cave repels the water back, causing large explosions of white water and mist.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2017 10:36:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMVQHM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
Views: 1

Long Description:
Hidden away in a small posh neighborhood in Hawaii Kai, just 10 minutes from downtown Honolulu is a magnificent Oahu coastline which can't be spotted from the road, known only by a few people for its naturally manicured sea cliffs and ocean spewing cave. To get to this waymark, you will have to follow Portlock Rd. from Kalaniana’ole Hwy (Hwy 72) and eventually make it to Lumahai Rd. Park near N 21 15.614 W 157 42.447, then take a short but steep trail down to a sloping 60 foot high bluff.

At the posted waymark coordinates on the bluff itself, you will notice several layered rock formations. As you stand on those rocks, the ocean is pounding the entire coastline around you (including a specific spot where the waves created an undercut cave which repels the water back, causing enormous explosions of white water and mist -- hence the name of this site).

The huge waves crashing into the steep outcrops below often result in 10-15' thick sprays: please be careful and do not get too close to the water's edge, death is possible should you slip or fall into the water.
Do I have to pay?: no

If so, how much do I have to pay?: 0

Is Parking Availible?: no

How long of a walk to waymark from Parking?: Under 1/2 mile

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