Surfers

Surfers

SurferIn response to this week’s Sunday Stills challenge on the theme of ‘Water’ (more responses here) I thought I’d post something very Hawaiian. Most widely-seen surfing images feature a surfer cruising through a barrel of blue water or sliding down the face of a terrifyingly steep wave. But many people enjoy getting out on the water and having fun on whatever waves are available.

The Big Island isn’t known for its surfing spots in the same way as Maui and Oahu, but there are still plenty of surfing enthusiasts. Good, rideable surf often leads to an increase in people calling in sick to work.

These photos were taken at Honolii Beach Park north of Hilo, a popular surfing spot on the east side of the island and a good spot for kids to get to grips with the sport.

11 thoughts on “Surfers

    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, it is. I’m amazed at some of the surfing shots photographers get. These are very mundane by comparison, but I like how the kids are out there on their boards, getting a feel for the waves.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I find it hard to get good photos of rain, in part because, when it’s raining hard, I’m not too keen to go out. Some places on the east side of the island got 45 inches of rain over three days while the hurricane was passing. There wasn’t that much wind but the rains were continuous.

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  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Perfect for water, Graham! The color of the water is such a mix of blue gray and green! Hilo area seems like a great place for surfing. While we were there, there was a school holiday on our last Friday and there were a lot of youngsters out there shredding those waves!

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    1. Graham Post author

      I think most of the surfing here is one the east side as there’s more waves. But there are a few places on the west side that have good breaks when conditions are right. I think this past week the hurricane generated some good waves on this side.

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