Watch: Jaws yesterday
It was a highly anticipated swell. The first swell of its size for the season following a tumultuous year, and also a chance to get back to the pattern we know. Part of that pattern is observing progression: who's stepping up and what are they doing?
It's no surprise to see Kai Lenny in the thick of things, Peahi is near enough his home break, plus he's been on a tear with a solid showing at Nazare, a documentary series with Red Bull, and enjoying extra-curricular activities with John John - sailing from Oahu to Kauai and back.
This clip shows five or so of Kai's waves from yesterday, including a handful of barrels, some of them succesful.
Full marks to the drone pilot for getting as close to the action as I've seen in waves of this size.
But then I'm gonna dock all those points for the atrocious soundtrack.
Poke the mute button, people.