Condition Black

Condition Black is the official Hawaiian Civil Defense alert that declares the ocean off limits to everyone. When conditions are black, the ocean is in full roar and tourists and watermen stand side by side in slack-jawed respect. On Wednesday, January 28, the Pacific Ocean put on a once in a lifetime show, and the […]

Besting The Behemoths

For the world’s premier big-wave surfer, staying on top is all in the training. When The Beach Boys sang, “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world,” they were, of course, speaking metaphorically. Big-wave surfer Ken Bradshaw takes the notion literally. He’s sat on hundreds of waves with faces that measure upward […]