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Pipeline Bowls

Cost: Free
Hours: All days
Directions: On Hahaione Street, head up the hill until you almost reach the top. Take a left on Kahena Street and look for a parking spot. The entrance will be a small chain-link fence on your right-hand side.

pipeline bowls It's fuckin Pipeline Bowls rebuilt in 1998!

25 feet deep? Skateable? We'll have to get back to you on this one.

For those of you crazies who are into pain and death, we have Pipeline Bowls. Pipeline Bowls, located in Hahaione Valley was a massive one-hit bowled wall complete with wooden roll-in ramp and ollie gap. There were numerous tiny holes to get your wheels caught, especially if you are in the < 60mm category. If you fell from the top of the wall, you would expect about a 12 foot freefall (now expect a 25 foot drop), because the walls were steeper than hell (there were skater- created cement transitions at the bottom of the wall which made it rideable). On New Years day, 1989 or 1990, there was a massive flood, which cleared out most of Hahaione Valley (including Bo Ikeda's home). This flood also left a lot of huge boulders within the bowl rendering the place unskateable for years. After a clean up effort by the state, who also added a nice little asphalt roll-out deck, Pipeline Bowls was back in 1994 for a few years, only to be rebuilt in 1998!
Back in the late 80's, when skating ditches was cool, this place was sessioned daily. It, however, remains virtually untouched today. Rumour has it that Mark Gonzales once tried to carve over the retaining wall on the left side of the bowled wall, but it has never actually been done. If an uncrowded, balls-out, slash session was to your liking, this was the place for you. After your session no one forgot to bomb down Hahaione Street and hit the banked walls in front of the Mauna Luana dodging security as they chased you away.

rating 2/5

Christian Hosoi sessioned
Pipeline Bowls, Late 1985.

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