Waimea Blue Gallery

Art Gallery in Haleiwa North Shore Hawaii

E Komo Mai, Welcome to Waimea Blue Ocean Gallery

Located in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and home to 17 different local artists

Photography by Akima Kai


Phone: +1 (808)498-2218


Underwater Photography Services

Planning to go snorkeling in Hawaii? Swimming with the sea turtles?

Don’t miss out on the chance to capture amazing underwater memories of you and your family swimming with the honu with our professional underwater video/photo packages.

Video/Photography by Akima Kai


Reef Safe Sunscreen

Featured Items

Some of our favorite items here at Waimea Blue

Organic sunscreen. Handmade on the North Shore of Oahu and sold exclusively by Waimea Blue. Created by and for our underwater photographer Akima Kai.


Resin Art Workshops

North Shore, Oahu

Let's start learning epoxy resin to make your own art!

​​Private class

Step-by-step instruction to work with epoxy resin.

Teaching by a real epoxy artist

Includes all equipment you need

The workshop will be hosted near Waimea Bay,

North Shore Oahu.


Check out Akima Kai Artgraphy



Waimea means sacred water. North Shore’s Waimea Bay is well known for its big surging winter waves and its iconic cliff jumping rock in the summer. The ocean comes in so many shades of blue but the color of the water here is different. For only a few times a day in the summer, Waimea Bays’ water turns super clear blue. This is where I always take my dogs, Waimea and Maui. When the water in the bay turns that special shade of clear blue, I call it “Waimea Blue”.

What is "N21° Shore"? It can be read as North Shore. Oahu’s North Shore is located at a latitude of 21 degrees North.

Hawai’i, while officially known as Hawaii, to the native Hawaiians it is known and pronounced with an okina (‘) between the I’s.


About our Owner and Ocean photographer Akima Kai

Akima Kai has been passionate about sharing her love of the ocean and mother nature thru her photography for over 20 years. She is an ocean photographer, mermaid model, freediver, skin diving instructor and tour guide.

She got her first underwater camera in 1999. Fascinated with the underwater world and marine life she found her passion to be in the saltwater. She has lived in Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Philippines. After 12 years of traveling the North and South Pacific Islands of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshell Island, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, she has finally found a place to call home here in beautiful Hawaii nei. While living in Hawaii she began free-diving and discovered it is the best way to photograph marine life.

She wants you to feel the raw and wild power of the Earth. She hopes her work will help you connect with nature and remind you who we share this planet with and that this is a place we need to do our part to save. Her photography showcases her journeys and adventures around the world capturing the true colors of the earth.

Her gallery has been her dream project. A place where local artists can share their love of the ocean and the beautiful islands of Hawai’i they call home.

Come visit us at Waimea Blue Gallery and bring the Ocean into your life.

Akima Kai Artgraphy: Photography and Wood art availability are also at


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Located  in North Shore Marketplace




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Phone: +1 (808)498-2218

Open 7 days

10:30 am -5:30 pm ish

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Tel. 808-498-2218

North Shore Marketplace

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy

D103 Haleiwa HI


Open everyday

10:30 am


5:30 pm


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