The best video footage from the North Pacific

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

The North Pacific Ocean is currently coloured up with an extended run of swell. The first swell hit last Friday in Hawaii, the second swell on Sunday, and the third swell is hitting the North Shore as I type. It's expected to peak tonight as one of the largest swells of the past decade (read a Swellnet article on the swell). Unfortunately bad winds also arrived with the swell so there's no surfing in Hawaii till tomorrow. What happens when it hits the US mainland remains to be seen, yet the organisers of the Mavericks Invitational have green-lighted the event for this Friday (Saturday Australian time).

Here are the best videos so far. Footage has been gathered from Waimea Bay, Peahi (Jaws), Mavericks, and Nelscott Reef. Check back for more videos as the current swell hits and the footage gets uploaded

Nelscott Reef, Oregon, 19/01. Good footage.

Waimea Bay, 19/01. Mid-range Wammy with crowds a'plenty, among them John John, Makua, and Jamie Sterling. Great wipeout at 54 second mark.

Peahi 19/01. Excellent Drone/UAV aerial footy.

Jamie O'Brien, only one wave but he shows brilliant subtlety on a mid-face bottom turn riding a 10 foot gun.

Three great barrels from Sunday 19/01 at Peahi.

Jaws, 19/01. Good footy, dodgy music

Shaun Walsh, Jaws 19/01, XXL Ride of the year entry

Billy Kemper, Jaws 19/01, XXL Ride of the year entry

Early footage Mavs 21/01.

First light at Waimea 22/01, closed out washing machine.

 

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stunet Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 10:56am

Alex Martins cops 'the beating of his 'life'. Mavericks 21/01

 

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stunet Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 11:05am

Francisco Porella, Jaws, 22/01. Billabong XXL Ride of the Year entry

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stunet Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 6:19pm

Aaron Gold this morning, 23/01, at Jaws. An incredible paddle wave and you've gotta wonder if he'd hung on whether he would've made the barrel.

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caml Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 6:26pm

Double up !

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stunet Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 6:26pm

Wipeout footage from Jaws 19/01. The clean up set at 0:45 is gruesome.

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batfink_and_karate Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 at 9:00pm

Ha! Just fantastic! Boggles my mind, every last drop.

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batfink_and_karate Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 at 9:02pm

What's the latest news? Is it still hitting huge or has it dropped back to a mere 20 odd feet?

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caml Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 at 5:29pm

Well they held mavs invite contest. Challenging waves no doubt.

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blindboy Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 at 5:51pm
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wellymon Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 3:10pm

blindboy wrote: Some photos

http://weather.aol.com/2014/01/24/photos-surfers-ride-giant-waves-at-201...

Awesome photos, not just surfing....?

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blindboy Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 4:44pm

Absolutely, whoever took them as a great eye!

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blindboy Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 4:44pm

Absolutely, whoever took them has a great eye!

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salt Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 10:00am

Excuse my lack of tetchy knowledge but is there anyway I can watch those videos (above) on an iPad? So many videos need flash player

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udo Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 11:20am

we have all been over the falls on a 6 footer .........but tashnick fuck.....had a second to think about the coming flogging with a 10ft board very close by.
noticed healy had no cut outs in his rashie for the pull cords to inflate his vest...others cut slits and poked them through for easy grabbing.

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reecen Monday, 27 Jan 2014 at 11:55am

That Shawn Dollar wipeout is amazing to watch. Gutsy drop and then just spears directly into the middle of the blizzard.
10/10 for attempting the drop and giving us that to watch.

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stunet Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 at 11:13am

The operator absolutely nails this footage of Dane Reynolds and co. blazing at perfect Rincon. Def worth a watch.

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stunet Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 at 11:21am

And drone footage of Honolua Bay. Ain't the greatest quality but it gives an good overview of the break.

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caml Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 at 12:15pm

the mavs comp ran , big event that one . twiggy is really on a mission . definitely not letting being dropped by his sponsor b/bong affect his status. the thruster fin set up is still worthy in big surf as proven by twig .

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caml Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 at 3:01pm

todos looked good , pictures on net .

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Craig Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 at 3:34pm