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Surfers go for it as swell eases

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    City lifeguard DJ Rodgers raced to assist surfers Tuesday at Waimea Bay. Monday’s unsurfable 55-foot waves gave way Tuesday to ridable 40-footers.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Workers unloaded scaffolding Tuesday in preparation for the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surfing contest, which could run Thursday if the waves get big enough and are ridable.

One of the largest swells to hit the North Shore in 20 years backed off a bit Tuesday, giving many oceanfront properties a respite from erosion and a few surfers a shot at catching a wave. Read more

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