Haleiwa (pronounced Holly-eeva) got its name from the hotel built there in 1898. In Hawaiian it means Hale "house" and Iwa which is actually a "frigate bird".  I guess he may have meant "bird house" but probably not.  Haleiwa is synonymous with "North Shore" here on the Island as are used somewhat interchangeably.  The population is around 4000 until the winter months when the famous north shore waves draw surfers from all over the world, and the population goes through the roof.  The big surf days in the winter also draw a constant stream of tourists from all over the island to watch young men risk a lot for the thrill (being scared to death on the face of a 40 foot wave might also be called a thrill) of surviving in unbelievable sized waves.  Lives are lost every year as surfers push their limits against a very unforgiving ocean and picture taking tourists are swept of the rocks trying to get one more photo up close (too close).  Its a great place in the summer as well as there are very small waves and great diving and snorkeling take the place of death defying surfing.

 

Haleiwa Homes for Sale

66-089 Achiu, Haleiwa HI 96712

$3,500,000

66-089 Achiu, Haleiwa

Property being sold includes 5 tmk's of vacant land and 1 tmk with a home. House and lot are on 1.922 acres. Total acreage: 8.25 acres. TMK's are: 166009037(house), 1660...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 201402058

66-474A Pikai, Haleiwa HI 96712

$695,000

66-474A Pikai, Haleiwa

Cozy home with privacy. On one side & back is a park. From the yard you see ocean.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 201412218

66-199A Kamehameha, Haleiwa HI 96712

$650,000

66-199A Kamehameha, Haleiwa

Large 70,000 plus square feet of country zoned level property right in the heart of Haleiwa Town. 3-bedroom, 2-bath detached single family home plus covered parking for ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 201407676