Sunset Break by Amanda Emmes
If you’ve ever been to Shark’s Cove, you’ll know it’s beauty, and that it’s rated as one of the best snorkel spots in the world. Because Sharks Cove is located between the famed big wave surf spots of Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, you’ll have to make sure there are no large swells that day...if you want to swim. On this particular day, I WAS swimming - but before the tide came up and the waves became gnarly. For a good 30 minutes, I was swimming with schools of ahole hole, monstrous blowfish, goatfish galore, and yellow tang tickling my toes. But then, I literally felt the water recede slowly and the fish ran for cover. So I too, took to the shore and within minutes, the tide and current had become so low and choppy that tourists were still struggling to get to shore and some were even perched on rocks waiting to be rescued! I grabbed my camera as I saw the first set of monster waves crash against the barrier wall that protects the Cove, and I’m so glad I did. The easily 10-15 foot waves broke JUST before the wall and when they hit it, the ground shook. So surreal, so beautiful, and so so humbling. Never turn your back on the ocean, and always go with your gut instincts...because otherwise, you might be swimming with the fish!
- Amanda Emmes
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