Conditions at Sunset were, in my opinion, kinda crazy. The waves were all over the place. And at 20+ feet that can mean a ton of water moving around. The rip out to the line up was like a toilet bowl; swirling, gurgling and powerful. Every 30 minutes or so a huge set of about 5 waves would sweep in from the west and just close out the entire line up. It was impressive how the pros were able to make it all look so easy and chase down some choice waves and pretty much have their way with them.
After watching about 3 heats at the Sunset contest we decided to head up to Pipeline. It was big. And crowded. And big. The beach was quivering as the waves unloaded on the reef. And the surfing was unreal. It was some of the best surfing I've seen in a long, long while. Check it out:
Have a good one
All photographs copyright Gary Erbeck 2013