Watch: Peahi // Opening Day
We've already spoken enough about the system that created this swell - see here for instance - so here's some words from videographer Marcus Rodrigues about the clip:
"Opening day at Pe'ahi was filled with epic big wave surfing moments and excellent clean conditions. The waves were pumping all day long! The paddle session started right around sunrise in extra large surf; the swell had just peaked overnight and there were still some giant waves coming through.
"Albee Layer got a really heavy barrel on his first wave and then backed it up with another clean barrel. Kai Lenny and his brother Ridge also showed up early with their team and they did some excellent paddle in and tow in surfing through out the day. Billy Kemper also came over from Oahu to surf this swell, he waited patiently and got a big north one, he pulled in and was a little too deep to make it out.
"Everyone was charging hard and really going for it this swell. All in all it was a very successful opening day at Pe'ahi with excellent conditions for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned for more big swells as we head into this El Nino winter season."