Great ocean conditions here in Hawaii, but no big swells yet. This photo is from the Menehune Surf Contest in Haleiwa on the North Shore last weekend. We start our kids early here. Contest was for kids 3 thru 12, with parents biting their fingernails on shore, although parents were allowed to help their kids aged 6 and under. The tiny surfing town of Haleiwa is getting ready for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing due to start up in a couple of weeks.
Beginning last Thursday October 28 and going until November 10 is the holding period for the HIC Pro at Sunset Beach Park. This contest used to be known as the XCel Pro, and this year picked up a new sponsor, Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC). The HIC Pro is an ASP sanctioned 4-star event and the final qualifier for the Vans Triple Crown due to begin on November 12. Nothing's really started yet; wave faces have only been 2-3 feet with blown out conditions. A significant swell is due to start tomorrow, and we think that by Tuesday and Wednesday there may be advisory conditions of 10-20 foot waves.