Cars lined east side surf spots this past weekend. An unusual sight for us, because the island’s best surf usually hits the north shore. However, this weekend, our northeast tradewinds barely puffed while variable winds whispered from the south/southwest, making the rolling waves on the east side as smooth as butter.
That’s not to say there wasn’t surf on the north shore. There was. Even in the 20-foot range. On Friday, during my volunteer stint at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, I saw surf like I have never seen it before. Here are a few examples of what makes Hawaii famous.