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Makai Research Pier

Just north of Makapu’u, on the windward side of Oahu, is the Makai Research Pier.

It’s a long pier that you can’t miss while driving up the coast. At the end of it, sits the office of Makai Ocean Engineering.

You can’t access the pier unless you work for the engineering company, but that’s fine. I came out here to take photos from below. UPDATE: I’ve been informed that the pier is open to the public on weekdays. This is great … I’m gonna have to check it out next time.

The posts form what looks like a tunnel.

Look up to see some cool textures.

Erosion eats away at the bottom sections.

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There is a dirt lot where you can park by the pier but don’t linger too long. I believe break-ins occur regularly around here. Or, if you plan to linger, don’t leave anything of value in your car.

This story was last modified on May 18, 2013. (Originally published in December 2011.)

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