Biggest Wednesday, 1998

Tremendous winter storm swell resulting in smooth 35-foot-plus surf on the North Shore of Oahu on Wednesday, January 28, 1998, before striking the mainland at a slightly reduced size two days later. "The Pacific Ocean put on a once-in-a-lifetime show," surf journalist Bruce Jenkins wrote. "The North Shore was giant and perfect . . . Maverick's [in California] was surreal . . . Northern Baja was a ...

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