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In the Lineup: Keala Kennelly’s titanic wave-riding belies her size

Big-wave champion ­Keala Kennelly is her own best critic. Read More

In the Lineup: Big-wave surfers training to be big-time rescuers

On Monday morning, as an epic early winter swell struck the islands’ north and west shores, Brian Keaulana, the Makaha-born big-wave surfer and former City and County of Honolulu lifeguard captain, called back for an interview and apologized for being slightly late. Read More

In the Lineup: Kauai provides solace for loss of bodysurfing buddy

The first thing I recognized, as we arrived on Kauai early on a misty November morning, was the sweet, fresh air. It smelled of ferns and earth, waterfalls and streams. Read More

In the Lineup: Surfers seize solitude when they can

Alone, the sound of the waves breaking seemed louder to me, with different, musical cadences in different waves. Read More

In the Lineup: A peek at books by surfers’ bedsides

Wondering what else surfers were reading, I asked a few local wave riders about the books by their bedsides. Read More

In the Lineup: Epic autumn waves, crowds signal death of off-seasons

Along with climate change that brings more El Nino currents and big waves, we’re witnessing the demise of off-seasons, those quiet times when the islands used to revert back to locals, giving people and other species space to recoup and breathe. Read More
 

In the Lineup: Surfers hold surprising range of day jobs

A brain surgeon, sewage engineer, a Hawaiian Airlines pilot – you name it. You can meet a wide range of people at the beach, especially when the waves are great. Read More

In the Lineup: Point Panic bodysurfers need to speak out against threats

Now that we were numerous, the bodysurfers were able to get the surfers to leave; they are supposed to stay Ewa of a boundary buoy. Read More

In the Lineup: More than gender determines winners in surf

You get attached to a place where people know you and are more likely to share waves. Read More
 

In the Lineup: Pro surfer Carissa Moore reflects on waves and life

As she surfed her way to first place at the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro Sept. 9, the three-time world champion’s maneuvers were as flowing and rhythmic as lines of music. Read More

In the Lineup: Lou Rosof is gone, but love lives on

On the last Sunday in August, the evening sun illuminated a folding chair in its usual spot on a front lawn. But Lou Rosof wasn’t there. Read More

In the Lineup: Local surfers, sea creatures and others ride out the storm

In Waikiki, crowds of locals were catching waves and throngs of tourists bobbed in the ocean despite the hurricane warning. Read More

Hurricanes plus age pose challenges for surfers

To be honest, it wasn’t just my sinus infection or the tide that was making me hesitate: It was age. Read More

Surfers sustained by dreams in and out of waves

In any given year, standout Pipe surfers who aren’t on the professional world tour or haven’t amassed enough qualifying points to enter the elite Pipe Masters championship might be chosen to compete in the Pipe Invitational in December. Read More

Knowing limits crucial for surfers

Surfing, like any dangerous sport, is about knowing when to stay within your limits and when to push them. Sometimes, the limits win. Read More

Surf meet rules should place public above commercial concerns

The City and County of Honolulu’s draft revised rules governing permits for surf meets on Oahu’s North Shore may not seem to concern those who don’t live or surf there. But controlling shoreline usage for this vast stretch of our island impacts us all. Read More

Groms aren’t the only surfers hopping on others’ rides

Summer on the South Shore of Oahu means the surf’s exponentially more crowded. Read More
 

How to choose a reef-friendly sunscreen that also protects skin

You don’t have to be a brain coral to know that sunscreen washes off. On any sunny day you can see it glistening in the waters of Waikiki and Hanauma Bay, and even in the wilder waves of Makapuu you can smell and taste the stuff. Read More

Surfing encounter evokes grandfather’s love

Sometimes the dead send messengers. They can take any shape — people, birds, dolphins, dragonflies — but the message is the same: Remember me. Read More

Trying different spots, surfers navigate new social networks

The summer’s gotten off to a promising start, with a series of late-spring swells. Hopes for an epic season on the South Shore are high. Read More

In the face of humiliation, perseverance is key

School’s out, so a pack of groms materialized on the inside at the Suis surf break off Diamond Head on a recent weekday morning. Read More

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