Surf’s UP!


High winds and surf rolled into Hawaii on Wednesday, January 22. The surf stayed high for 48 hours. According to one buoy northwest of the island of Kauai, the surf was at its highest level since 1986.

On Wednesday morning we take a stroll on the beach at Hanalei.


To the end of the dock


I take a couple photos of the roiling surf:



Back on the beach a crew is cutting coconuts out of the palm trees


to keep them from dropping on the heads of unsuspecting beach walkers like us.

We stop for lunch at the Kalypso in Hanalei


Eric is buying.


I captured some videos of the surf – this is Lumahai Beach – just a few miles beyond Hanalei- on the north coast of Kauai

Don’t want to get too close watching the waves through a camera lens …

On Thursday morning we head back over to Sea Lodge. The surf is definitely up


No cruise ships on the horizon today…

One last video – of Sea Lodge Beach.

Here’s a link to an article in the L.A. Times about the storm surge with more photos and videos from Hawaii.

Wanna go swimming? Didn’t see any surfers out there on the beaches these two days.

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2 Responses to “Surf’s UP!”

  1. Rene Miller Says:

    Loved the picture of Eric kissing $100 bucks goodbye!

    • Jody Caraher Says:

      Yeah, we ordered top shelf mai-tai’s and appetizers since he was buying. He pretty much had to kiss that whole ‘bill’ good-bye.

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