June 16, 2016, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated June 16, 2:02 PM
A recent large south swell crashed along Maui’s West and South facing shores over the holiday weekend and continued into the early part of this week. A swell that originated off the coast of New Zealand stormed through the south Pacific and continued to push its way to the Hawaiian Islands. This was a surprise blessing for many Maui surfers who took advantage of the over head size waves with promising surfing conditions. Check out some of the action below.
Micah Nickens finds some shade at Māʻalaea Photo: Justin Andrade
Randy “Goose” Welch pops off the top in Lahaina Photo: Justin Andrade
Unidentified at Māʻalaea Harbor Photo: Dave Gomez
Jimmy Mckinny with the backside approach at Māʻalaea Photo: Dave Gomez
Ty Simpson-Kane off the top in Lahaina Photo: Justin Andrade
Eli Hannaman leans into the rail on the west side Photo: Adam Klevin
Randy “Goose” Welch Photo: Adam Klevin
Kevin Sullivan with a classic style and approach Photo: Adam Klevin
lamina A rare beauty for Maui at Māʻalaea Photo: Peʻahi Surf Media
South Swell. Photo credit: James Flynn.