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Maui's Rising
« on: December 05, 2009, 03:56:37 PM »
If this swell is going to meet expectations, we may be in for a once in 50 year event.  Even the thought that that might occur has the antipation level bumped up pretty high on Maui.  Stick your camera in the car and let's see if we can't snap off some shots that might capture a bit of this epic surf as it unfolds, so we can share it with those who can't be here.

The last two days brought the best surfable waves of the year for us, but this morning, things had already stepped up a notch.  Here are some run up photos from today.










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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 04:55:08 AM »
Nice shots, got more?

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 05:40:10 AM »
I am hoping to get more as this gets bigger.  It was beautiful to see yesterday, and big by all normal standards, but not yet XL, and not really GIANT like they are calling for.

We did hear rumor that there will be an attempt to SUP the biggest Peahi yet on Monday or Tuesday, so...

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 06:30:30 AM »
Sweet, more photos please.

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 11:35:20 AM »
I went down to have a look this morning.  So beautiful!  No wind at all.  One SUP guy on his way East towards Peahi.  We should see some good pics from this.  Sounds like the bluff is already jammed with long lenses.










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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 11:40:39 AM »
Oh... I just got a little queasy looking at those last shots...

all great but love #3 and #6... gorgeous. 

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 11:53:12 AM »
Any idea who the guy is?

BTW, NW Hawaii station 51001 is showing 19' by 16 seconds at 9AM HST.   Word from the big wave guys is they're looking for 20 feet by 19 seconds in order for the swell to reach "giant" status.  So far it's just massive.   ;)

aloha,

// Gary
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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 12:15:14 PM »
I just got back from taking shots at Peahi. Big but not huge yet. I'll upload some as soon as I find the damned camera cord.
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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 12:22:07 PM »
I heard it was Laird. 

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 02:12:30 PM »
I heard it was Laird. 

That would make sense.

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 02:20:53 PM »
are there any wave cam sites where i can watch the action live?

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 02:30:09 PM »
http://www.mauiwindcam.com/streaming/kanaha/

Not really.  The only cams are too far West, and there is some blocking going on there from West Maui, so...

Still, you can see some sets over there, though.

Glenn James added this note to his forecas a few minutes ago:

Note: Maui County life guards were reporting 40-45 foot wave faces near Jaws surf break at mid-morning Monday!
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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 02:35:11 PM »
I saw Bill at Peahi, nice talking to him.  

Here's a couple shots, followed by a link to my flickr set (cherry picked)...  some big 30' face bombs in there, but not quite (yet?) what we were hearing... still early though!


Here's my set slideshow:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schultzdave/sets/72157622956461982/show/



Got it fixed, just have to attach the photos...
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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 02:50:24 PM »
Wow! Nice shots, looks crazy out there with all the skis and copters.

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Re: Maui's Rising
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 02:53:31 PM »
Wow! Nice shots, looks crazy out there with all the skis and copters.

Yeah, there were 3 helicopters, 14 jetski/surfers in the lineup, 14 off to the side, 3-4 support boats, an ultralight, and a partridge in a keawe tree.

 


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