Postcards from Hawaii


Hello Friends, At 0620 wind was 10 kts or so from the NW at North Head. The MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 9-sec SSE wind swell. There’s a strong wind warning for 20-30 kts of NW later and the swell’s not expected to improve until Sunday. So, looks like a day for […]

Beachbreak Fun (Pinetrees)

Disillusioned with the south shore of Kauai, as crowded as Santa Cruz and not half as pretty, I decided to try the north coast since small swells were running toward both the top and the bottom of the island. Hanalei Bay, aka Bali Hai, is one of the mo…

Do We Really Have to Leave? (Pinetrees)

Since our flight home wasn’t until 2 pm, there was time for a last surf in the morning. I skipped the paddle to the reef in favor of the closer beach break in Hanalei Bay. Every once in a while a head-high cleanup set would come through, but mostly the…

Hawaiians Dominate Completion of Round 2 at the Billabong Pipeline Masters

Billabong Pipe Masters Stop No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour Pipeline, Oahu/Hawaii December 8 – 20, 2009 PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Friday, December 11, 2009) – Competitors reveled in the gently groomed four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) barrels of the Banzai Pipeline today as the remaining nine Round 2 heats of the […]

Greg Long Wins Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau

WAIMEA BAY, Oahu/Hawaii – After 25 years with most of those spent waiting, Waimea Bay delivered an event of legendary proportions today at the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Fueled by Monster Energy. It was 25 years to the day since the first “Eddie” was held and waves of up to 50 feet poured […]

Showdown for the ASP Crown at Billabong Pipeline Masters

Billabong Pipeline Masters Stop No. 10 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour Pipeline, Oahu/Hawaii December 8 – 20, 2009 PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii – After nine events on the 2009 ASP Dream Tour, the race for the ASP World Title will culminate in a showdown between two lifelong friends at the final event of the […]

Dream Day for Turbo Bodyboards Pipeline Pro

      North Shore, Oahu; Hawaii — After five days on hold, competition resumed at the Turbo Bodyboards Pipeline Pro, as the gods smiled upon the world’s best in epic conditions at Pipe. With perfect three metre feet sets wrapping along the famed reef, it was evident that competitors were in for something special, […]


For Waimea Bay: An energetic Pacific Ocean will gradually peter out this week as swells diminish below 10 feet for approximately the next week and a half. A series of small to moderate swells will keep the North Shore active, but nothing on the large size is expected in the coming 10 days. The jet stream […]