Honolua was gorgeous as usual.
The forerunners of the new long period NW swell hit the Maui waters in the afternoon and the windsurfers at Hookipa did not complain. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.
I went there at sunset and took some photos myself.
Nature gave this guy the perfect tools for flying.
Humans had to get more creative.
I'm sure he's got a killer shot with that gopro mouth mount and I would love to see it.
Browzinho ranked the conditions as a 9. I got a little more excited and called it totally epic.
I love these close-up shots in which you can't see the size of the wave. Big enough to fill up the background with a wall of clean blue water.
Towards the end, the sun made it though the clouds and I got lucky with this shot of Lanes. Meola and Co. were putting up the usual show in the windy choppy conditions.