Watch: Nathan Florence // Waimea
Where does Waimea sit now that Mavs is cracked, Jaws is paddled, and we're running out of 'X's to describe Nazare? I'll tell you. It occupies the same place Makaha once did: a fearsome beast that, on all but the very largest swells, has been declawed. It's been surpassed by the drive to surf larger and larger waves.
Still, it's convenient, seems like a good place to catch up with friends, and provides a bit of a tickle for those who don't wanna fly somewhere on every swell.
Here's Nathan Florence staying home. Filmed from shore plus some unflattering cuts from his GoPro (how to make a big wave look...well, not that big).