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Hale'iwa, North Shore, Oahu, Surfer

Haleʻiwa Surf

Haleiwa Surf
Rachel Gaudette
Haleiwa, Oahu - March 23, 2010

In March of 2010, you couldn’t go anywhere on the islands of Hawaii without hearing talk of how big the waves were on Oahu’s North Shore. The winter waves in this legendary surf attract the best surfers in the world. The beaches of the North Shore stretch for more than 7 miles. During big surf the traffic gets backed up for miles, especially near the town of Haleiwa. I was dying to get up there and make some images before we moved off the island later that spring. Finally, we had a day that we could head up north. The surf was 14ft with an 8ft face. The shore was full of Pro Photographers, and I was very conscious of the little camera and basic lens I was holding, but I was determined to make an image that would remind me of Hawaii. I might not have been the most experienced shooter on the shore, and I certainly didn’t have the best equipment, but I made an image that I love! It’s a great reminder of the beautiful surf on Oahu.

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