Laie Point State Wayside
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- Laie Point State WaysideCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8May 23, 2013
One of the most unique views is at Laie Point. From the end of the street driving from the road, you come to a beach park. You'll get sweeping views of North Shore to the Windward Coast. The view of the "Lizard Rock" will fascinate you. It's a long rock sitting in the ocean, with a "puka" (hole) in the middle, and a small round rock in the middle of it. "Hawaiian legend says that a giant lizard, or “mo’o”, once patrolled this section of land. The lizard, Laniloa, once battled a man named Kana. The man easily won, despite the lizard’s reputation for taking the lives of passerbys. Kana divided the body of Laniloa into five pieces, which are now the five off-shore islands near La’ie point."
- Laie Point State WaysideFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Not too many travelers know about this place as it's down a side road in Laie on the North Shore.
I get in my Jeep and head down to the cliffs here. Great place for cliff fishing for sure. It's just one of those peaceful spots for me to just get away. The mountain views and ocean are beautiful here as well as the rocky islands just off the coast, especially the island with the hole in it...or the bridge. There is a legend behind these Rocky islands, but there are also facts as well...The hole or bridge on the biggest rock island at La'ie was created when the Tsunami of 1946 punched a hole through it.
NOTE: There is a The Legend of La'ie Point:
This point of land that extends out into the ocean is called Laniloa. According to legend this peninsula was originally a "Mo'o" or giant lizard. Standing upright ready to kill any intruder. After Kana (a legendary warrior) and his brother had rescued their mother from Moloka'i and had taken her back to Hawaii. Kana set out on a journey to kill all the Mo'o in the islands. In time, he arrived in La'ie where the Mo'o had been killing many people. Kana easily defeated the Mo'o taking its head. He chopped it into five pieces and flung them into the ocean. The pieces of the lizard's head can still be seen today as five small islands lying off-shore their original names were Kihewamoku, Moluaaniwa, Pulemoku, Malualai and Keauakaluapa'a'a.