This is Waimea shore break, where 20-foot waves that break on the more famous point wrap into the bay to explode on shallow sandbars as hellish 12-foot tubes.
Only a few extreme bodyboarders challenge it, kicking their sponge-soft boards over the ledge for a thrilling plunge into thin air and a brief tube ride.
And a brutal beating. This unknown rider challenges the beast. The infamous Waimea Shorebreak takes one more…
Photo: Tim Mckenna