Photos: Late season Hawaii
A couple of Fridays ago, while everyone was discussing the upcoming swell event from Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita, where to surf and when, I had a fortunate leave pass out of Sydney that evening, inbound to Hawaii.
The trip was for a good mates wedding on the Big Island, but with a couple of good swells hitting the North Shore, the inter-island trip was a fly in - fly out affair.
Around this time last year, my first impression was brief but not great, but this time around things were much much better.
Getting into the groove of the North Shore, witnessing some proper Pipe sets amongst a couple of standout sessions between just myself and Steve Wall in pumping 4-6ft surf.
Here's a selection of shots from last week.