A few weeks ago, the 31st Annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau went off in Hawaii. As sets over 20-feet tall rolled through Waimea Bay, it appears that a boater wanted to get in on the action. We’re not 100% sure if this catamaran suffered some type of mechanical breakdown, or if the captain just wanted to hang ten on his approach to the inlet. Apparently, he didn’t know that steerage is minimized, or even lost when running in following seas and the result was a nasty wipeout that left him stranded on the rocks.
Running breaking inlets can be tricky, but there are ways to alleviate some of the stress.
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