The North West drive from Kapalu around Nakalele Point and on to Wailuku is amazingly beautiful - if the road doesn't scare you off. If you are coming from the North you will pass the pineapple fields of Kapalua, a famous surfing spot at, Honolua Bay and then Honokolau Valley. Nakalele Point and light beacon is immediately after the valley. When high tide and high surf combine you are likely to witness an explosive show from the Nakalele Blowhole. This phenomenon is caused by the ocean undercutting the shore and forcing seawater up through a large hole in the lava shelf. The blowhole is variable with the tide and surf, high tide is best. It is 1,200 feet from the road down an incline. Keep your eyes open for a turnout about .5 miles past mile marker 38. You can see the blowhole from this spot but you must follow a trail down approximately 200 feet to reach it. Use extreme caution approaching the blowhole. Make sure you wear good sandals because there is some rock-skipping involved. Remember, it is possible to take a trip down the blowhole should you get too close. Use common sense and enjoy the show.

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