After I tore up my board (and arm) on the reef at Wailupe, I started coming here to Makapuu to surf. Its a long drive (13km) but the water is deep and it is usually pretty empty. It is also a very short paddle. The one big downside is that waves are usually small. The bigger break is out a bit and hard to see in the pics. Check out the video at the bottom (you are seeing the nearshore break).