Oahu's Pipeline observed by drone (video)

pipeline-grab-sterman.jpgEnjoy the aerial video of the legendary Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu by photographer Eric Sterman, who flies his Go Pro camera on a little copter.

The news from Hawaii is that the biggest winter swell in several years is expected to arrive on Wednesday. Surf of 20 to 30 feet broke this weekend on the north shores of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Niihau and the west shore of some of those islands and Hawaii — and this coming week's waves are expected to be bigger.

The anticipated waves are so large that organizers considered alerting the world's top surfers to fly in for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational surfing meet, held only when waves reach about 40 feet. But the word went out not to come — a no-go, says the Honolulu Star-Advertiser — because a cold front is expected to bring unfavorable winds. The "Eddie" has been held only eight times in 29 years, the last time in 2009.

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