Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lets start the wave

My most recent days, I wake up to this every morning.
the view, not so much the rainbow…though that’s there too, often enough

Though it might be hard to understand, having that view keeps me indoors more often than not. Its rare when I go outside and hangout at the beach or frankly get out of the apartment, for that matter. All I need to do is sit on the couch or on the lanai and stare at that view all day long to satisfy me.

I know, you think I’m crazy, right?

I did manage to get myself out because the waves here have been monstrous big. I was here last year at this time and they weren’t anywhere near this size. I walked myself down to the edge with my zoom lens (which I seriously almost chose not to bring) and took as many pictures as I could..all while getting sunburnt because I didn’t realize I’d be out there that long. – sorry, skin

There were so many surfers. The most I’d ever seen and I’m pretty sure every advanced surfer called in sick to their real jobs that day to catch these extremely dangerous waves.


To give you an idea of how high they were, I leave it to this guy, with his arm up, to show you.

And this guy who rode the top of another.

One wave after another kept coming in forming crowds along side me watching in awe. I even had a couple of guys stop and talk to me..but I’ll leave that for another post.





Now, I know these waves don’t compare to the North Shore surfing competition waves they have but they are big none the less. I’ve been delighting in watching them, not to mention watching all the spectators line up with their cameras eager to snap that perfect shot, oohing and awing as they do.

Its thrilling and humbling all at the same time watching these skilled surfers spend hours upon hours riding the waves, knowing even though I lack the skill to surf even a baby wave, I can watch as they do it with the upmost ease.

***update: turns out these are the biggest waves on this side of the island during this time of year, in years.

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The Blogivers said...

I think I'm going to have to start NOT reading people's vacation posts, because they leave me crippled with jealousy!

LeAnna said...

You caught some awesome shots!!! I want to go there someday, so beautiful!

Sam {} said...

incredible!! those waves are gorgeous. i tried to surf when we were on the north shore...umm, major fail. felt like i was drowning, dying, etc. for most of the experience!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! You got some fantastic shots of the surfers! I've always lived on the east coast, so I've never ever seen waves like that!

Natalie said...

Those surfing photos are AWESOME! =D

Kris said...

Those waves are CRAZY! Nice shots.

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Becky [This Road Called Vida] said...

These photos are beautiful, but i'm sure it was so much more amazing to see in person! Soak it all in for the rest of us who are stuck at home! =) I recently developed an interest in watching surf competitions, on youtube that is.. not in real life... I've only been to the beach once this entire summer. Boooo! As I said, enjoy the beach beauty for me!

Amy @ dwell in the season said...

How beautiful!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Great pictures of the surfers. I tried surfing once, hated it. And now I hate surfers for making it look so darn easy!! That view in your first picture is AH-MAZING!!!

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

These are faaaabulous pics Emily!! I've enjoyed your Hawaii posts very much! :)


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