After over a month of boogie invaders, Jeff Hubbard claimed his second consecutive Pipe title. Jeff is a local Hawai‘i surfer who is well respected by the Hawai‘i surf community at large. He surfs Pipe every swell. Check out his web page www.hubbbodyboarding.com As with all the other contests this year, the boogies scored nearly perfect Pipe for two full days of their four day event. On the second day of competition, Pipe was in the 8-12 foot range and a little wonky in the morning, but the first four waves ridden in the contest were perfect barrels with guys getting spit out. For the most part, the boogies cleared the Northshore as the waves dropped over the last week, but the girls will stick around until Banzai Betty's women's Pipe contest which starts on March 1st and includes a day of women's short boarding, a day of women's bodyboarding and a day of jr mens. www.pipegirls.com
Since the bodyboarding event, there have been a couple 6 foot days, but the wind has been really strong and cold. Today was the first day with good conditions, but the waves were small. I guess we are expecting two back to back swells starting tomorrow so hopefully the wind won't pick back up so strong again. Town also had its first real dose of swell in a while with sets up to 3 ft.
Roxy is holding a contest called "Let the Sea Set you Free" for those who think they embody the spirit of a Roxy Girl. If you want to check it out go to www.roxy.com/seaforyourself.