This particular swell kept building over the weekend. 15 foot waves were being reported at select outer reefs....on the south shore of Oahu, this is a rare and welcomed treat.
The following images were created on Day 2 of the Oahu South Shore Swell 5-17-13.
Larry Goddard is a local waterman, surf forecast guru and a friend of mine. Larry goes by the nickname "Stat Man" for his passionate dedication to the art/science of wave forecasting. Larry's forecasts are rarely skewed. This week was no different. I spoke with Larry earlier in the week. He advised me to be prepared for some of the forerunners (swells) of a 6-8 ft hawaiian scale, southerly swell. The Stat Man was spot on once again.
The following images are from day 1 of the Oahu South Shore Swell 5-16-13.
One of my favorite things about light variable winds (10mph or less) in the Hawaiian Islands is that can bring a smokey haze into the air from the active volcano on the Big Island. Light haze combined with glassy ocean conditions makes it difficult for one to decipher where the horizon is. The ocean appears to go on forever...
This was one of those weeks that a south shore surfer dreams of. Light, variable winds and skewed surf forecast. One of the local Oahu surf reports was calling for 1-2 ft waves, local scale. What I witnessed this week was a solid head high and the occasional overhead set......all.....week....long.
Here are some selections from this past week at a couple of my favorite south shore surf spots.
Welcome to the Island Images Photography Blog. Here we showcase a selection of our images from the past twelve years. Click the links on the right side of this page to read and view our company blog posts. Short narrative excerpts give the viewer an idea of what it was like to be in and/or around the water that day.....