Monday, 7 December 2009

Surfing Paradise - Jaws was Biting, December 7th 2009. Huge Waves and brave surfers riding waves brought in last nights Pacific Storms


Today brought in the biggest waves of the season to Jaws, the famous surfing wave in Maui, Hawaii.

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The surfers and their buddies on the jetskis were out in large  numbers. The rescue boats were there too of course. The swell started early this morning and by 11am some of the sets coming in were huge. I arrived to take these photos around 9.30 am just as all the locals were leaving to go to work. The pineapple field had a traffic jam in both directions, but it was worth the trouble! Totally worth it. Some serious photographers camped in their trucks and had a great spot first thing this morning, but i have no complaints, i had a great spot too, in the shade.  I got the best weather of the day, even though when i left the waves were still building, the clouds had arrived and a north easterly wind had arrived, which made the waves surfaces pretty choppy.  By the time i arrived home, i heard a report thru the grapevine that three jet skis had been totalled on the rocks at the bottom of the cliffs.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Jaws was breaking on 3rd December 2009 – on Maui’s Northshore – its a reef with HUGE waves

I went to check out the breaking waves at Jaws on Thurdsay and photographed a few young surfers out there doing tow-in surfing with their jet ski partners. There were about 5 or 6 of them and some of the brave names out there were Marlon Lewes, Billy Kempter, Matt Meola, Albee Layer and Paige Alms. The waves weren’t huge for Jaws standards, but many waves did have at least 25ft smooth faces. And they looked big and blue and beautiful … O~h yes!!! and they are supposed to much bigger on Monday – yippppeeee!!!! Better charge up all my camera batteries…

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