The early morning surf check reveals the swell is down around 6ft. It is super clean and perfect as the sun comes up. Mark Mathews, Ryan Hipwood and Deano are all out for the early at Backdoor. Deano’s wedding guests are still on the North Shore and have been taking advantage of the recent perfect empty line ups. Hippo and the Hazza’s have been hanging at the Volcom Pipe house and hitting the line up whenever it looks uncrowded.
The early morning sessions are horrible for photographers because of the poor light, but I’m sure the video guys have been scoring. The swell dropped during the day so the holiday tourists enjoy the beach. There was a yacht anchored inside Waimea Bay this afternoon. Two days ago there were 25ft waves breaking in the same spot!
The good news is that the waves are due to keep coming. More North West and West swells this week and there are whispers on the coconut wireless that the biggest swell of the winter may be heading our way around New Year. It’s been a very interesting winter and it’s not over yet.
Ryan Hipwood shacked in a beautiful early morning Backdoor bazza.