Friday, January 21, 2011

Big Surf Hawaii

Waves with 20-foot faces slammed the west and north shores of Oahu and Kauai yesterday, making it a bad day to swim but a good one to find a spot well back from the shoreline and watch the explosions of white water.

Surfers rode the moving mountains on Oahu's North Shore—but the waves weren't quite large enough to hold the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. And Eddie alert had gone out the previous day. On Kauai, the action was at Queens on Hanalei Bay, where jet skis aided in getting surfers out to the big ones.