Yet again, another pulse of north-northwest swell from the Pacific Ocean impacts the northern coastlines of Maui, a fair bit bigger at the 8-10 foot range, and with added tradewinds blowing out most of the surf spots on Maui, bringing the crowd to West Maui at Honolua Bay. Most NW swells block the surf from reaching Honolua Bay because of the island blockage from Molokai about eight miles away. When the swell switches to a more northerly direction (330º+), or in this case keeps westerly but powers through the island blockage, funneling the swells through the 850-foot-deep Pailolo Channel exposing itself to waves like Honolua. Enjoy watching some world-class surfing on Maui!
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Video shot by Jake Houglum, all clips arranged in chronological order; reach out to me for your next shoot!
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