This is one of my favorite waves to shoot with the Kona, they all look good with it, but this one in particular becomes something else.
The Jetty was doing its thing.
After a free fall drop, this guy managed to get in the barrel and come out clean.
This is going to be a different kind of free fall... straight to the bottom. My estimate of the distance between his head and the water is at least 3m. We all know how much higher than the pictures that feels when you're up there.
The camera focused on the spray of the wave in front, but I want to post this anyway because it shows bodyboard extraordinaire Jacob Romero dropping in a bomb with such a long wall that it seemed impossible for me to come out of the barrel.
23 shots later instead he came flying out waaay down the line.
North Pacific shows a pretty big NW fetch.
Lovely Tasman Sea fetch in the South Pacific
Morning sky. The front is on Oahu at the moment and it's passing over us will cause the wind changes illustrated above.