Another shot of Scott Chandler at Zicatela on the "Big Day" -- June 19th. As I recall, he came all the way to shore on this one ;-) Despite how it looks, he was smart enough to get fairly far out in front of this one, and didn't get eaten up. I think this shot is worth a large view.
I'm not certain, but I think it may have been this set that chased myself and several others out of the wooden lifeguard tower that I had been shooting from. We all got a little nervous as the water washed around the tower, carrying lots of heavy debris from the beach. Once the water had receded, we all scrambled down, and I retreated a bit to a concrete lifeguard tower nearby. As it turned out, the wooden structure survived the waves, but almost every palapa and other informal structure on the beach sustained some damage that day, and local folks were still cleaning up and repairing damage a week later.
Marta and I got home to Hawaii yesterday, and I'm now trying to catch up on some photo processing from our trip. I have at least 1000 surf shots to go through, and a higher "hit rate" of decent shots than normal, I think. Looking at the shots from this day in particular is making me feel very fortunate to have been at that spot at that time. We had some difficulties on our trip, like the lost baggage and my missing bodyboard, but just for the chance to see the waves on this one day, it was all more than worth it!