surfing contest

1903, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the SeaHawaii Womens Pro Pipeline Surfing Contest on the North Shore of Oahu…

By |March 19th, 2012|Surf Happenings|0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the SeaHawaii Womens Pro Pipeline surfing contest which finished up on March 15th on the North Shore of Oahu.  Over 160 women from around the world entered the 4 divisions of surfing, longboarding and bodyboarding.  Bianca Valentin Sr. women’s Champion,  Alisha Gonsalves Jr. Women’s Champion, Melanie Bartels Longboard Champion & Karla Costa Bodyboarding women’s champion.

Hawaiian Champion & Pro Surfergirl, Melanie Bartels competing on the North Shore of Oahu.

1112, 2009

Biggest Surf in 10 years on the North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

By |December 11th, 2009|Biggest Surf in 10 years on the North Shore, Surf Happenings|0 Comments

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen surf like this past week on the North Shore. The last time in 1998 it was too big for the Eddie Aikau, this time it was just right – “a solid 35 ft.” to quote Sol Aikau. BTW – Waimea Bay at this size is not a good time to learn to surf.  In the days leading up to this giant swell all of Hawaii was on high alert – predictions of a double swell as big as the one that devastated the North Shore community in 1969 had everyone nervous and excited.  So early Monday morning I awoke and checked to see how the boats where handling the swell in Haleiwa Harbor.  Fortunately they where not rocking too hard and no waves had rolled over Kamehameha Hwy. fronting Surf and Sea.  All’s well so far, so I loaded Mom and Michele one of my North Shore Surf Girls and we drove on a recon mission up to Sunset Beach to pick up Jenn Marr ( a famous unknown) to give her a ride back to Honolulu, she was supposed to help Squidy cook for the Eddie but it was […]