No, it's not a general description of the sand and surf, Sandy Beach is a pretty well-known beach on Oahu's South Shore. We spent the afternoon there a few weeks ago, and even brought along the boogie board. We didn't use it, however, because it's one of most dangerous beaches on the island, due to the shore breaking very close to the edge. The rip currents are so strong, that they basically sweep you up and then dump you (often head first) into the sand. I didn't care to have sand in my brain, but Javi gave it a go. Little S stayed close to me and played in the little pools of water that collect between the rocks.