LIFEGUARDS RESCUE 5 SURFERS AS BIG WAVES POUND NORTH SHORE
High surf challenges veterans in the first jewel of the Triple Crown
VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING PHOTO VIA AP
Kekoa Bacalso of Mililani wiped out in heavy surf yesterday on the first day of the Op Pro Hawaii at Alii Beach in Haleiwa. The Op Pro is the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the climax of a year of worldwide surfing contests. Oahu North Shore lifeguards rescued five surfers yesterday as waves climbed as high as 30 feet. A high-surf advisory continues today. Surf is expected to peak early this morning, up to 30 feet on the north shores of Kauai and Oahu. For coverage of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, see Sports.
FROLICKING IN THE SUNSET
BARRY MARKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-BULLETIN
Heather Dobransky of Ocean Beach, Calif., looked back yesterday to check on her friend Lori Antrim of Chula Vista, Calif., as they dashed from the waterline at Ehukai Beach Park as increasingly bigger waves began to pound the North Shore.