Beached -- 11/14/09

A few minutes before the incident

Date: November 14, 2009
Time: Eve
Spot(s): Sandy Beach
Conditions: Dry (for me)
Swell: forgot
Surf: 2-4+' Haw'n

Words: Dropped off wife and daughter to an event in Kaneohe, so I took the time to head to the eastside (ES) to check out the swell. A system just several hundred miles away threw some messy, short period swell from the east. I'm still benched due to my back injury, so I busted out my puny 70-200 mm "land" lens and the monopod.

Surf was pounding pretty solid, but the short swell period coupled with side-onshore winds made for less than ideal conditions. Still, in lieu of a temporary lack of NW winter swells, nobody was complaining.


Aloha from Paradise,