The largest swell in 18 years is hitting Hawaii

The largest swell in 18 years is hitting Hawaii

The long period energy will be harnessed and controlled with a size that has potential to be the biggest swell ever surfed, and tow teams are already preparing at Jaws.

Because of this, North winds have accompanied the swell with a broad mix of periods and it’s proving to be too much for the breaks to handle.

According to Magic Seaweed, this swell looks to be more legit than the one the Eddie was called on and off for a few weeks back.

According to our pals at Magic Seaweed this is easily the largest swell of the winter, and has the potential to be a record setter.

This brings us to Thursday, the swell behind the one currently wreaking havoc on the North Shore is expected to shape up more than the chaos of today’s.

It will be the last swell in the Eddie window, which also just happens to coincide with recent tragic passing of the late, great Brock Little.

But even if the contest that never runs doesn’t go (which after last times’ over hype, the call is tentative), we will surely be seeing another bout of mind bending surfing in death defying conditions.

The size is due to a strong North-South fetch being driven towards the island that’s creating far more local swell than usual.

The offshore bouys have hit 30-foot exceeding the biggest swell of 1998’s El Niño by almost three feet.

Read more here: Stab Mag

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