Two in the chamber
When Honolua Bay is doing it's thing the lineup is no different than any other blue chip surf spot. Put simply, if you're not one of the boys there's a good chance you're going to be sharing your wave at some point along your blissful slide. It's a no holds barred, take no prisoners kind of situation and if you think your feeble little hoot is going to deter a blatant drop in it's going to be a long day for you. But hey, you're in the Land of Aloha, right? Learn to share and enjoy it. That's exactly what twin brothers, and surf instructors to the stars, Tide (regular foot) and Kiva Rivers did during a late March session at the Bay.
"Tide figured he owed me one from a session we had the previous week," says Kiva. "So, when we dropped in together I knew he wasn't planning on cutting out. I just waited for him to draw his line and tucked up right next to him for the barrel." Tide recalls " I took notice of my brother dropping in with me but wasn't about to let him get the better of it. I did my best and honestly thought I'd taken him out of the picture completely. As I pulled into the barrel I had no idea Kiva was still on the wave and rode it as if he wasn't. Not until the spit cleared did I realize he'd been right next to me the entire time. I couldn't believe it and it's a wave I'll never forget."