I overpaid for my flight to Oahu, but that’s OK. The last-minute execution was worth every penny. Book too far in advance and it’s a crap shoot on the surf conditions you get. Will it be too big? Will it be flat? I waited and analyzed every model every minute of every day for the ideal time to pull the trigger—it worked out perfectly. Great-to-fun surf conditions for most days, with some extra-large ones that created for plenty of time to explore and document.
I can remember the real early years of travel—broke as a joke and anxious as hell worrying about if the surf would be good or bad. While these days I’m still a lunatic with following weather models and patterns in search for the ideal conditions, I’ve also learned to be much more chilled out.
The images below are from various locations, on the days I least expected to score. Periodically I will adding more from what I consider a successful, well-rounded adventure of Spring 2016.
All images are captured with the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition.