Recent storms were productiveWe had a sequence of low fronts come through in the past 10 days which created 50-foot. That's right FIFTY-FOOT waves on the North Shore! The big ones (40-50' faces) were about 1/4 mile offshore, and we had 12-20 foot breakers on the beaches! It was wild! The Eddie surf tournament was held at Waiamea Bay and Pipeline. I didn't get there because it was a madhouse, but I did get to a nearby beach to shoot a bunch of pics and see what washed up. I've never seen waves so big! Those surfers are lunatics! Only the pros participate when the waves get that big, though.
Speaking of surfing, I"m taking lessons. It ain't easy! I have a whole new respect for this sport. Just staying balanced on the board is difficult!
Anyways, I hit my fossil spot, and picked up a few nice things, including another urchin, a box crab claw (rare!), a large auger shell, a large cowry, and three more shark teeth, all Grey Reef Shark (I finally got 'em ID'd): Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos.
I also picked up some other gastropods which I usually only find in pieces, like the Turbos and the Opihi (limpet)
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