Hawaii has been getting a number of consideration this January due to an unimaginable run of swell, most notably “Super Swell Saturday.” However whereas 99% of Hawaii’s jaw-dropping surf clips come from one in every of its many world-class surf breaks––Jaws, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and many others.––we discovered one the place the browsing takes place in a river.
Jamie O’Brien and Ben Gravy should not solely nice surfers, however these two have managed to realize big Youtube followings by documenting their surf adventures. Whereas Ben Gravy is from the Midwest and made a reputation for himself browsing a wave in all 50 states, JOB is a professional surfer primarily based on Oahu’s famed North Shore. Regardless of their completely different backgrounds, the 2 surfers are nice ambassadors of the game and doc their surf life in an unfiltered format.
So what occurs if you put two of browsing’s finest vloggers collectively? Effectively, they make it a mission to surf one in every of Hawaii’s high novelty waves. The Waimea River wave is fickle but rippable, and solely breaks when a rainstorm has swollen the river and water goes pouring into Waimea Bay. In fact, you possibly can’t precisely management when that occurs. On this specific event, the Waimea River wave turned on in the course of the night time.
To not be deterred, JOB and Gravy introduced in some flood lights, flares and an entire lot of braveness. Browsing this highly effective river wave––which empties into punishing shorebreak––is harmful sufficient throughout daylight. At night time, this beast will get an entire lot scarier. Take a look at their chaotic session in JOB’s edit above (river browsing begins at 17:30) or Ben Gravy’s edit under (begins at 10:30).
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