If there’s such thing as the perfect wave, you can find it along the North Shore of Oahu. And now winter storms in the Pacific Ocean are creating the biggest waves of the year for Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, making for intense surfing competitions like “The Eddie” in memory of legendary lifeguard of Waimea, Eddie Aikau.
Guardians of the Sea – Legendary Lifeguards of Oahu
Explore.org founder Charlie Annenberg travels to Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline – one of the most celebrated and dangerous waves in the world – to pay tribute to Oahu’s legendary lifeguards, “the modern-day sheriffs of the Wild West”.
This Is What Serene Looks Like
The waters were rough around Hawaii’s North Shore in Oahu, but it looks like things in this area are back to normal. Of course normal in Pipeline can be quite harrowing!
It might only be May but the sun is ready for summer. If you need to cool down, why not visit Hawaii? Today on the Pipeline Live Cam – one of several Hawaii features you can find here – it’s a cool 66*. The surf report is 3-4 feet and the water is an easy 77*.
Surfing the Pipeline
The echoes of a mighty storm in the Pacific reach the north shores of Oahu Hawaii, creating ideal conditions for big wave surfers. Watch the surf video here and check the current conditions on the Pipeline Live Cam.