Every once in awhile the stars align at Honolua Bay and magic happens. The swell direction, wind and tide can turn the infamous righthander and CT stop into a dreamy playground of barrels linking from Coconuts all the way to Keiki Bowl.
Flashing back a little, such was the case back in 2016, when locals reveled in their backyard slice of perfection, while surfers from neighboring islands booked the first flights to Maui. Former Longboard Tour competitor Mau Ah Hee scored the wave of the day (at 2:47), taking off deep behind the section at Coconuts, he avoids a heavy beat down, plowing through the foam ball on his heavily-glassed craft, he came out out of a 5-second barrel in full disbelief.
Mau Ah Hee comes from a strong bloodline of Maui watermen. His father, Uncle Snake Ah Hee helped paddle the Hōkūleʻa in the original days with Eddie Aikau. And on this special day in February, Ah Hee was in full sync with the swell and rhythm of his home island.
Captured by local filmer and WSL contributor Marcus Rodrigues, this super session showcases how good the bay can get when everything comes together for eight hours straight.