Sunset Beach is on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii and known for big wave surfing during the winter season.
The original Hawaiian name for this place is Paumalū. It was home to the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational surfing competition until 1985.
The Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in honor of Eddie Aikau started at Sunset Beach in 1984.
Today Sunset Beach is home to the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which is part of the World Cup of Surfing. It also holds contests such as the Pipe Masters and a stop on the WSL Championship Tour.