True Ames Surf Fins Blog
NORTH SHORE in BLACK AND WHITE December 01 2011Hawaii usually conjures up images of blue skies and turquoise waves. Sometimes taking out the color can show the true power of the surf even more. It's not always sunny either, so on overcast days with rain squalls lighting and water color is far from perfect as are the waves. Here are a few shots from Pipe and Rocky Point on some not so perfect days. Although the color of the waves has been desaturated, the energy of the surf is raw and oversaturated... These were during the lay days of the Vans World Cup of Surfing. Photos By: Ryan Kleiner
HAWAII TRIPLE CROWN - SUNSET CONTEST November 28 2011
Here are a few shots from the 2nd day at the Sunset Contest on the North Shore of O'ahu. The swell has become a bit more manageable with lighter winds today. The first day of the contest (Sunday) saw larger windy unorganized swell with way bigger sets. Today the sun was shining and still double overhead on the sets. Swell is kind of dropping but more on the way for later in the week with less wind and should be good.
Photos By Ryan Kleiner:
( top ) Looking up from Rocky Point on Monday Morning at the contest scene. Some heavy tubes for sure...
( middle ) Contest crowd was massive on Sunday. Great weather and good swell = lots of people from all over.
( bottom ) Adam Robertson getting a good top turn in his heat.