Today a couple of friends with marine corps base access invited me along with them for a North Beach surf session on the windward side of Oahu. The forecast was showing some light southwestern kona winds and a strong north swell, which are the magic ingredients to make North Beach an epic place to surf.
As we pulled up the first views were a bit overwhelming. Double overhead sets were pounding the shore as far as the eye could see. There were some people surfing out there so we figured we’d give it a shot. Once we walked down past the lifeguard tower, the lifeguard was eying us up pretty good, then told us we shouldn’t go out. We told him we’re all good, and walked down to “Boulders”, about 50 or so yards past north beach.
The shore break was a bitch, but once you got past that, it wasn’t so bad. As soon as you’d find the right takeoff spot for the normal head high sets, a double overhead cleaner set would come through and rip you a new one. While I was there I took some (crappy) video footage and a few photos, then compiled them in a short movie, which is posted above. Enjoy!
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