Huge waves have been pounding the North Shore of Oahu the last couple of days, especially at Pipeline, where wave faces have been measuring 10-15 feet. Spectators have been out checking out the waves for this reason, but also because the Billabong Pipe Masters is going down.
How are the waves on the North Shore being described right now by some of the pros? In a word; “EPIC.”
The National Weather Service says large and dangerous surf will continue with a high surf advisory for north and west shores of most islands remaining in effect through 6 p.m. Saturday. North Shore surf is expected to be 10 to 15 feet on Saturday, diminishing to 3 to 6 feet on Sunday.
Inexperienced beach-goers are warned to stay away from the shoreline along affected coasts through Saturday. The surf can also create dangerous rip currents.
The peak of the current northwest swell Thursday coincided with the first day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons surf contest and challenged some of the best surfers in the world.
Hawaii surfer John John Florence, the winner of last week’s Van’s World Cup at Sunset Beach, scored a perfect 10 on a double-barrel wave during the competition Thursday at the Banzai Pipeline.
The competition is going on right now and into tomorrow, so try and get out there. Check out a couple videos below to see what you are missing.
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