Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Perfect Surf Swells Pound Hawaiian Shores

Some seriously surfable waves have hit Hawaiian shores, causing a school of surfers to grab their mother's ironing boards  and hit the waves.  Forecasters say  that waves could reach heights of 50ft (15 metres) by tomorrow.

When I lived out on Bondi Beach - I remember when a storm caused waves to hit the  20ft mark, and they were positively huge.

According to reports, Hawaii hasn't seen such large waves since 2004 or 1998,  and teams of hard-bodied tow-in surfers  are flying to Maui from Brazil, South Africa and Australia.

A legendary big wave surfing contest, the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, may be held today for the first time since 2004 if waves reach a minimum of 40 feet (12 meters), organisers said.


  1. Incredible! I'd love to be there to see the surfers and the waves. But unfortunately, I'm stuck in NY with winter bearing down on my mortal frame.

  2. I think my brother may be out there!! ANd here I am stuck in the armpit of NJ!!!

    Great shots!!!



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