This Purple Blob of the Week delivers yet another solid WNW swell to the Hawaiian Islands through the middle of the week. Breezy easterly trades are expected so the North Shore should see excellent offshore conditions. Follow the #SurflineForecast and Storm Feed on the iOS app for more details.
What's wrong with traveling to a dependable beachbreak, you might ask? "Nothing" is the answer. Beachbreak surf trips are like the dive bar down the street compared to the fancy club downtown: cheaper, easier, less crowded -- and more interesting. Full explanation on Surfline now, with @camrichards, ericgeiselman and @brendongibbens (pictured). Photo: @yewview | @visslasurf
When it rains, it snows. At least in California, rain at the coast turns into powder on the mountains. Last storm, @mitch_coleborn (pictured) along with a few others made their way to @mammothmountain for some snowy walls -- and once the storm passed and the surf cleaned up, they made their way back to the coast. Stay tuned for updates. Photo: @miahklein
Santa Cruz was kinda beautiful tonight. Clean west swell, clean conditions, dropping tide...here's one moment. Photo: @mattkurvin
After some intense voting by you, @gnakamura has won last month's @oneillusa #camrewind contest for this fancy little edit. He'll go head to head with last month's winner this week to determine the overall champion -- stay tuned.
Pipe's mean and crazy and dangerous, yeah, but sure looks beautiful from up here. Photo: @lucasgilman
After an all-day tubefest and building west swell, @kalooneytunes nearly drowned at Pipe this afternoon. Story is on Surfline now. And best wishes to Kalani for a speedy recovery. Photo: @laserwolf.photo
Earlier today, @ryanhipwood snagged a very special wave at Pipe during the @dahui8o8 Backdoor Shootout. "Biggest and best Pipe wave I've ever caught," he said, and we believe him. Vid: @ericsterman | @banzaibowls
The Backdoor Shootout got underway today at Pipe, Backdoor, and even OTW. Beautiful conditions, building swell, and a fine time had by all. @tylernewts snagged one of the waves of the day. Photo: @laserwolf.photo
Winter surfing in the northeast: not for everyone, but it sure looks good from here. Full edit live on Surfline now. Vid: @ryanmackphoto
Meanwhile, various nooks and crannies in Puerto Rico have been on and off firing all week. With more to come. Photo: @nattygraham_
Yes, that's snow, not fine, white sand. Worth cold feet? New Jersey pic by @dn_photo.
It's been a while since California surfers have woken up to anything like this, but the long range forecast is starting to look up. Check Surfline for the potential good news. Photo: @aperture_of_the_soul
#camrewind of the day, South Beach, Miami, January 8th.
The East Coast continues to see pockets of cold brilliance in between storms. More info on the next one on Surfline now. Photo: @dn_photo