North Shore, Oahu (Hawaii) a few years ago.
We took a bus ride across the island to catch some of the Triple Crown of Surfing action on Sunset beach.
Sunset beach and the Pipeline surf reef break are famous for pro surfing.
Those waves would’ve been too fierce for regular swimmers.
The jet ski gives the viewer a sense of proportion – can you see it? The waves were bigger than they look from the shore.
Walking towards the Pipeline, a bit further away from the action on Sunset beach, we saw lots of photographers taking photos of individual surfers. The photographers had their heads and cameras covered with t-shirts and towels because of the heat and the brightness. It was like a paparazzi gathering – on an empty beach.