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

62-150 Emerson Unit A2, Haleiwa HI 96712

$435,600

62-150 Emerson Unit A2, Haleiwa

Great opportunity for first time home buyer! Walk to beach, stores, Restaurants and all that Haleiwa has to offer. This property has access to Anahulu stream for Stand up...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 201401172