Amazing surf came right on the Christmas day.
Surprisingly Santa Claus was riding heavy surfboards and was wearing some pfd’s and board shorts .
Pictures: Ovi Banuta
Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS, 2x Converter
Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui’s highest peak. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala’s graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means “House of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun itself from its summit to slow the sun’s journey across the skies.
Lens: Ovi Banuta
Canon 7D, Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6
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Maui has become well known among extreme sport enthusiasts for giant
waves on the north shore that break over offshore shoals during
periods of exceptionally high surf. A short four-wheel drive through
the pineapple fields at the base of Peahi Gulch, west of Keâ€˜anae Pt.,
brings spectators to the high, rugged, and unprotected muddy cliffs
overlooking the facous surf break called â€œJawsâ€, or locally â€œPeahiâ€.
Here expert tow-in surfers and windsurfers ride the 12 to 21 m faces
of waves moving at speeds up to ~48 km/hr, frequently with film crews
capturing their feats from helicopters overhead. Large swells are
required to cause waves to break over the deep reef in the smallÂ steep-sided bays of this area.
Lens by: Ovi Banuta
Canon 7D, Sigma 800mm f/5.6