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“Pic of the Week”, March 31, 2017: Surfing Oahu’s North Shore

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One of the best places to surf in the world is Oahu, especially along it’s North Shore.  The water here is normally rough, with waves of 2 meters being common.  But on rare occasions, when the weather and currents are just right, gigantic waves can form sometimes exceeding 6 – 7 meters tall.  It takes a special breed to face those dangerous giants, but daredevil surfers come from around the world to ride them.

Lots of Hawaiians like to tackle the normal gentler waves of the area, as it was when we’ve visited.  But one day I hope to see those giants…


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