First swell of the season at Pohnpei - video
Summer time in Pohnpei is a sombre affair. Like the Hawaiian islands, which lie 5,000kms east, it faces into the North Pacific Ocean which shuts down for the summer. Down here in the antipodes we've got the Roaring Forties that blow year 'round, but the North Pac swings to a different tune.
Yet with summer done the North Pac is waking from its slumber, the first storms are traversing the basin sending waves, albeit small, to the waiting coasts. Last week the first swell hit Palikir Pass with a small contingent of surfers on hand to celebrate,
Video courtesy of World Surfaris.