Pokai is a popular local, water activities spot. This spot always has people enjoying the natural beauty of this bay, but it is especially busy on the weekends. Small boats can be found in the middle of the bay, divers can be found at the large rock wall that protects the bay. All of these items put together, make for a beautiful photographic location with many opportunities for a stupendous picture. Some of these opportunities are discussed below.
Pokai Bay is protected by a sea wall on the south side of the bay. This wall is roughly 15 feet tall. Many people like to jump off this rock wall and into the ocean. This makes for an excellent action photograph, especially with the Waianae mountains in the background. You can also use the rock wall as a leading line or as a frame to your photograph.
On the south west point of Pokai Bay are tide pools. At this point, the waters are a lot rougher as compared to the bay. Be careful of the splash of the waves and the salt spray getting on your lens. The rough waters can provide additional drama to your photograph, whcih will change the mood of your photograph.
Best Time to Shoot
The best time to shoot is at sunset and the hour after sunset. There should be a lot of parking spots available during this time.
Please do not leave valuables in your car. Be mindful of the homeless that live within walking distance.