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Notes From The Mecca: Big Swells On The Way

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The winter season on the 7-mile miracle got off to a roaring start in 2008, making for one of the most exciting Triple Crown’s in recent history. However, in recent weeks the surf has tapered off just a bit as a quiet NPAC has slowed down it’s production of epicly large swells. It looks like that’s all about to change, and you can bet the folks at Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, as well as the Eddie Aikau Invitational are keeping their fingers tightly crossed.

The National Weather Service is predicting a very large northwest swell to arrive on Wednesday producing surf above the 25-foot warning threshold along the north shore and possibly above the 20-foot warning threshold on the west shore. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to take the necessary precautions to protect life and property. There is the possibility that this maybe the biggest swell of the winter so we are reminding everyone to take the necessary safety precautions,” said Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Services Department Public Information Officer. Honolulu Advertiser

While there have been some fun, and even sizeable days on the North Shore in recent weeks, the abnormally large number of WWSUP’s(Weekend Warrior Stand-Up Paddleboarder’s) seen cruising from break to break in recent days isn’t supposed to be taking place right now. The swells on tap for the coming weeks should quickly put an end to that.

While we wait for the swells to make their way, here is the latest from Mark Healey and Quiksilver on the potential to run the Eddie later this week.

Stay tuned-

Posted by Shaun on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 in Surfing.

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