La Nina or El Nino? Neither….Meet “Neutral”

Image: El Nino with warmer than normal equatorial water (red color) and La Nina with cooler than normal water (in blue) No Nino or Nina events predicted for upcoming Northern Hemi fall 2017 Surf News Network, Mid June 2017 – During May, ENSO-neutral continued, though sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were above average in the east-central Pacific Ocean. The latest weekly Niño index values were near +0.5°C in most of the Niño regions, except for the easternmost Niño-1+2, which was at +0.2°C. The upper-ocean heat content anomaly …Read More »

LST: SSW+South swells dominates the week. Tiny NW fades. Trades backing down into Wednesday with local sea-breeze mix.

See Chart Below for the ‘Travel Time’ Buoy 51101 to Waimea Buoy BIG PICTURE Update for Tuesday eve June 20th TIDES:  Our annual ‘KING Tides’ are with us especially end of this week peaking Friday-Saturday with -.4 Low tides early AM pushing to 2.6’ at 4pm Friday and 5pm Saturday. Watch for more run up/run off on the SSW, too. Heights may be higher than the charts. These higher highs and lower lows occur near Hawaii Solstices (June 21 is the Summer Solstice). NPAC: The …Read More »

Surf Celebrates International Surfing Day again, TODAY!

Tomorrow is the ‘official’ first day of Summer plus…. We can spread this International Surfing Day (ISD) occasion out over several days…why not?! We started ISD on Saturday the 17th & since the Surf came to play we’re keeping the flow goin’…. Year Round the Surfrider Foundation and each volunteer and activist network work to protect our coasts. International Surfing Day reminds us to take a moment to celebrate the impact SF  and you have made, the campaigns we’ve won and the beaches we’ve protected. This International …Read More »

Living your Dream is logical…ask Nuno Dias

Logic of a Dream “This is my first showreel, it was filmed in Portugal and Hawaii during the past 12 months and shows what I really love to film: Surf and Nature. Being able to shoot these breathtaking places and incredible surfers is something that motivates me to keep following my dreams”. Surfers: John John Florence | Craig Anderson | Lucas Chumbo | Francisco Porcella | Miguel Blanco | Steph Kokorelis | Filmed and edited by Nuno Dias Logic of a Dream from Nuno Dias …Read More »

The North Shore’s Zoe McDougall (17) claims rare double win in Africa

Photo: Podium with Zoe McDougall and runners up © WSL/Thurtell Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley WSL QS3,000 Men’s event WSL QS1,000 Women’s event JQS1,000 Junior Men’s & Women’s events New Pier, Dairy Beach, Durban, South Africa 14 – 18 June 2017 McDougall crowned Women’s Champ of the event after winning Junior Women’s title Surf News Network, June 18th. Hawaiian teenager Zoe McDougall ( was crowned Women’s Champion at the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres. by Hurley at Dairy Beach in Durban on …Read More »

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