South Swell, Waikiki

Weatherman tells us that this high surf was generated from a storm downunder off the South Island of New Zealand.   This shows a pier jutting into the ocean off Waikiki Beach.  Energy was high!  The glare is hard to bear.

EXTRAS:
First, looking left off the pier in Waikiki
Second,  waves at Sandy Beach, and
Third, a merman in the clear section gives an idea of the size of the wave

At Sandy Beach, the tide seemed out, so the waves broke on a very steep part of the beach.  The waves were fortified by the backwash recoiling outward into the oncoming wave, producing some spectacular "explosions".   A helicopter was still searching for a missing swimmer swept off a ledge yesterday near the blowhole.  One body has been found, one still missing.  These waves have come a long way across the ocean and I find them scary.  I'm content to just watch.

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