South West Swells Descend On The Islands
Aloha surfers and beach people,
We had great surf for both town and country last week. The buoys popped with 18 seconds for the first of about six separate swell events for the entire Leeward coast. It was perfect timing for the Local Motion Surf into Summer’s iconic Ala Moana Bowls event.
Check this out.
Thursday we got a solid 3-foot south-by-southwest. Friday had a smaller southby- southeast added to the mix. Saturday there were two long episodes that filled in slowly, and by Sunday we had four separate swells in the water at the same time. This is rare — very rare.
What’s cool is that once again a Memorial Day south swell blessed wave riders and beachgoers. It’s one of those strange coincidences that have no scientific explanation, but good surf on this special holiday happens more often then you would think. It’s the same for our Mother’s Day swells. I think Mother Nature just likes to say thank you.
I also want to say mahalo to all our men and women in uniform, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and for our country.
By the time you read this, surf may be heading up with another south-bysouthwest swell beginning Saturday. This means more than 15 days straight of surf from Down Under.
Not to be outdone, country did pump overhead this past weekend. This is the good thing about living on an island — at least somewhere there are waves and happy wave riders.
Now, some notes from the world tour.
Wow, or should I say, Holy Toledo! The 20-yearold, 143-pound Brazilian, Felipe Toledo, is going bonko.
Felipe is the undisputed best small-wave rider (4 foot or less) on planet Earth. Don’t take my word for it, ask others on tour.