There’s perhaps no better way to kick off the New Year than with a flurry of XL swell, heading straight towards the North Shore. Filmed on January 4, 2016, Waimea Bay came alive and showed her teeth, providing equal parts triumph and carnage. Those brave enough to dance with one of Hawaii’s premier big-wave spots include: Ross Clarck Jones, Takayuki Wakita, Makua Rothman, Chris Owens, Leandro Usuna, Ryan Hipwood, Schuyler Allen, Emi Erickson, Nahuel Amalfitano, Keoki Saguibo, Mikey O’shaugnessy, Ben Wilkonson, and a whole bunch of unidentified chargers. Enjoy!