North Shore, Oahu
I don't think I've ever seen waves with such power.
I've always heard of the infamous North Shore and the amazingly huge waves. But I have never witnessed them in person, to see the true power of the waves.
I was able to watch the Volcom Pipeline Pro, which is an amazing surf contest between some of the best surfers out there.
Surf contests are given a two week window for the event to take place, since the waves are not always surfable and actually only need about 4 days to complete.
It was so cool too see all the surfers do what they do best, and that is concur those massive waves! I give them insane props for doing that. I know many people have lost their life to this contest.
Surfing is one of those sports I wish I could do. I've grown up by the beach my whole life & I still have no idea how to surf.
I mean, I've tried for sure, but failed every time.
One time, I had a surfing lesson in Mexico with my mom. I was really excited about it too, however the night before I got eaten alive by mosquitoes. I was itching and itching like no ones business, so she gave me some benadryl to calm the itching. But, she failed to notice that it was the drowsy kind and I passed out so hard under a palm tree, while she learned to surf. ha ha ha
Maybe, this summer I will get out there and learn to manage the waves. I don't think ill be able to manage these big waves, but who knows!
For now, ill leave it to the professionals.