Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Surfing Sunset Beach
Surfer at Sunset Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Oahu's North Shore gets some huge waves in the Winter. A passing storm sent 40-60ft waves to Waiamea Bay the day prior to this picture. However, the line of cars wanting to see the gigantic waves stretched all the way out to Haleiwa (aka for miles). Faced with stop and go traffic, wet roads and stormy weather that would likely last through sunset, we opted to snap pictures of the nearly as huge waves in Haleiwa. The 60 footer was a freak wave in Waiamea Bay that same day prior day. The waves started dropping off throughout the day to a measly 20-25 feet the following day. Oddly enough, when I snapped this picture at Sunset Beach, Waiamea Bay was fairly calm (for Winter time anyhow).