Originally Posted by roverhi
Maybe large cojones but a small brain. When the AlaWai closes out, usually lose a boat or two that try and get in or out. They lucked out and got in but it's not always the case. Patience is a lot better reaction to harbors when seas are running or an unfamiliar harbor at night unless really well marked.
Ain't that the truth. And his was at mid day ffs. With that type of on shore action, he should have just headed for the shadow of Diamond head
and hung out. Worst case scenario is that if he had some pending business ashore that he had to attend to, he could have left the shadow of Diamond Head
and easily beached it in front of the Surfrider or Dukes and come back the next morning during the tideout. Coming in the way he did @ Ala Moana was a singular chance of successful entry. If he would have rode
too far down the face of that wave and started to pitch
, he had only a single
option - port turn against the face and hope like hell he could miss the shallow shoals of the Ala Moana beachfront. And if he had pitched??? Not pretty. Any swingin one eyed shooter with a board knows that exact spot is prime Tiger Shark feeding country. I look at that picture and just don't know what on earth he was thinkin. Risk vs Reward was like 10 million to 1. He hit the lottery....
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