Thursday, May 24, 2012

Big Waves at North Shore O'ahu

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The name O'ahu sounds like a sweet paradise to anyone who are looking for a vacation, but even more so for wave surfing lovers as this place is just the place for wave surfers who are up for a good and thrilling ride with the waves.

The photos of the waves I captured tells you why...

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Windward O'ahu is perfect for sightseeing with its calm and beautiful hues of blue; presenting a rather gentle and amicable outlook to the picture of O'ahu greeting travelers on the highway but the North Shore of O'ahu is definitely the other face of O'ahu which could surprise and even tend to be a little frightening in its facade.
Rough waves and strong current create an image of huge and gigantic splashes of white hitting against the rocks and rolling towards the shores; sending shivers down one's spine if one is standing there watching the whole process.

The stretch is one of the most famous spot for the surfers to take up the challenge and to enjoy a rough ride with the waves which could just go to unbelievable heights.

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Spectators are often warned to stay away from the shores and behind the sign or within the permitted boundary for their own safety.

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The waves are definitely scary, and to be honest, when I saw these waves, the first thing that comes to mind was tsunami.

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Well, maybe we are just not used to it, as they seemed so dangerous when you look at it and I bet they are dangerous; which is why it surprised me that there are houses right across the street from the notorious waves!

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I guess they are wave surfers themselves, or they have just gotten used to it?

Will you stay near these waves?
I know I definitely won't....



1 comment:

  1. Hi Christy!
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Sunset Beach to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, drop me a line at Jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)
    Jane

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