Big surf on Hawaii’s northern shores all weekby: Chris Bailey
posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 01:27 PM
This morning’s surf report announced gargantuan swells along
the north-facing shores of all the Hawaiian Islands. Surf heights of 10 to
15 feet are expected today on the north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and
Maui, while surf of 14 to 18 feet is expected along the north shores of Niihau
It’s an impressive sight. But nowhere near the
storm-powered, reef-smashing waves of recent years that have measured upwards
of 30 feet—if not more. Then again it’s
only October, hardly the heart of
The seasonal phenomenon is so remarkable it’s one of the
reasons why “Winter in
If you’re here with your longboard and tempted to get into
the water, think again. Unless you’re a surf pro you’re best off watching
safely from the shoreline. Bring your camera, too. If you get a solid shot,
send it our way. We love a good surf pic. If we like yours, we'll post it here and tell the world you shot it.
Festivities surrounding winter big wave surf contests like
the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on
I’ll see you at the beach!
Photo: Associated Press
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