Chasing The Sun: Hawaii – Part 3: Surf’s Up

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Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and Lauren L. Hill reverse wave riding on the North Shore

It wouldn’t be Chasing The Sun without the search for waves. We obviously didn’t have to look very far in Hawaii…..

Wintertime boasts swell for the adrenalin junkie, world famous waves turn on and become a spectacle that gathers huge crowds along the ‘seven-mile miracle’ known as the North Shore. 

Summertime on on the North Shore sees a much mellower vibe, for both ocean and town, while the south shore picks up balmy south swells. And the kind of vibe we were chasing. We were joined by our favourite gaggle of Oahu lady sliders who popped up everywhere you saw a peeler.

Aloha lady of the sea/superwoman, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – @cravegreens, (Patagonia team rider, mumma to Nai’a and wifey to filmmaker and legend Dave Homcy, and a creative potter we found out) was our awesome tour guide of all things salty. We also caught up with a bunch of the gorgeous Seea girls including the lovely and talented photographer Luki O’Keefe –@_lucrecia_, Taylor Nelson –@tayrosenels, Rosie Jaffurs –@rosiejaffurs & Makala Smith – @shredsista. We also caught some fun ones with the beautiful and sweet Malia Murphey – @maliamurphey down in old Waikiki.

Seriously we could of stayed in Oahu for weeks, waking up to groundhog day, surf, eat, surf, eat, sleep, repeat = H E A V E N.  The breaks at Waikiki are a new favourite playgrounds away from home.

A massive thanks to everyone that played a part in this installment of Chasing The Sun: Hawaii. We can’t wait to come back again.

Ming & Lauren

xx

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(The count down is on for Chasing The Sun: Seychelles and this time we’re joined by fellow Billabong Surfer Felicity Palmateer as we explore the idyllic aqua playgrounds of the world’s oldest islands. Trip dates are 10-24th of Aug – You can read more about this adventure at – www.chasingthesunseries.net )

Images by Ming Nomchong, Lauren L. Hill & Adam Walker – @admwlkr

Lauren at Waikiki

Setting off on a sunset sesh

Morning peelers at Waikiki

North Shore Nose riding. Lauren Hill

Cutie Pie Taylor Nelson – North Shore

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – North Shore

Crystal giving me a close up look at her turns

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy

Crystal & Lauren – North Shore

Hanging out between sets, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – North Shore

Lauren – Waikiki

The waiting game – North Shore

The cross-step – Lauren Hill – Waikiki

Rosie Jaffurs – North Shore

Slidin – Rosie Jaffur – North Shore

Roise Jaffur – North Shore

Surf Sea Sisters – Crystal & Lauren – North Shore

Surf Sea Sisters – Crystal & Lauren – North Shore

Surf Sea Sisters – Crystal, Lauren & Taylor – North Shore

Taylor Nelson – North Shore

Lauren Hill – North Shore

Lauren Hill – North Shore

Making it look easy. Lauren Hill – North Shore

Fellow water photographer Luki O’keefe – North Shore

Luki O’keefe – North Shore

Luki O’keefe – North Shore

Ripple effect

Surf/sun smart Makala Smith

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – North Shore

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – North Shore

North Shore Oahu

Shooting the shooter – Luki O’Keefe – North Shore

Rosie, Lauren & Taylor – North Shore

Lauren – North Shore

The Paddle back – Waikiki

Lauren – Waikiki

There was always time for a party wave in Waikiki – Ming & Lauren – Waikiki – Photo by Adam Walker

Lauren taking off on a long awaited pulse – Waikiki

Lauren – Waikiki

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – Waikiki

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy – Waikiki

More party wave fun – Ming & Lauren – Waikiki – Photo by Adam Walker

Take off, Lauren – Waikiki

Malia Murphey & friend – Waikiki

Malia Murphey – Waikiki

Malia Murphey – Waikiki

Smiling on a 10 foot ironing board – Ming – Waikiki – Photo by Adam Walker

Front and back – Lauren – Waikiki – Photo by Adam Walker

The anti-fin slide – Photo by Adam Walker

Lauren – – Photo by Adam Walker – Waikiki

Ming – Photo by Adam Walker – Waikiki

Malia Murphey – Waikiki

Twinkle Toes – Lauren Hill – North Shore

Lauren – Waikiki

Lauren – Waikiki

Lauren – Waikiki

Drifter – Lauren – Waikiki

Photo inspiration by the lovely Kevin Roche. Lauren – Waikiki

Lauren – Waikiki

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