PHOTOS: First Peahi “Jaws” Swell of the Season

October 27, 2015, 7:18 PM HST · Updated October 28, 5:30 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

***Updated on 10/28/15***

Peahi “Jaws” was a big wave surfer’s playground for the second day in a row.

We have new images into the newsroom of today’s big wave session at Peahi “Jaws.” Mahalo to Tenessa Cavitt and Jason Hastain for the new images!

**Click on the images below to enlarge. Mahalo to John Patao, Asa Ellison, Tenessa Cavitt and Jason Hastain for sharing their images.**

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    ***Posted on 10/27/15***

    It was opening day at Peahi “Jaws” today. The big wave break was large enough for surfers to catch waves for the first time this winter swell season.

    Maui’s Kai Lenny (pictured at left) tells Maui Now he scored 15 to 18 foot waves from about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon with perfect 20 knot winds.

    “Today was a great opener for the big wave season. I scored two hours all by myself windsurfing, which felt great because I could truly focus on riding versus competing for waves. I swapped out for my kite and proceeded to get some more epic rides! I’ll admit I was nervous at the start of the session but by the end I found my way home again!”

    Kai says a solid crew of wind and kite surfers also joined in on the fun around 4:00 p.m.

     

    A solid north-northwest swell from 335° to 355° is presently affecting northwest exposures. Tomorrow the swell will be biggest early in the day with a fading trend expected through the day.

    Another more ‘westerly’ swell (295° to 315°) is expected on the heels of the current swell energy. This swell is forecast to quickly build Thursday and mix in with our current swell for head high to well overhead waves.

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    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Jason Hastain / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

     Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

     Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi "Jaws"

    Image: Tenessa Cavitt / October 28, 2015 / Peahi “Jaws”

    Image: John Patao / Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Image: John Patao / Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

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    Image: John Patao Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Image: Asa Ellison Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Image: Asa Ellison Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Image: Asa Ellison

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    Image: Asa Ellison Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Image: Asa Ellison Jaws Peahi 10-27-15

    Meteorologist Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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