Surfer.com

*** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread ***

Posted By: sponge

*** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/09/19 04:53 PM

Event: The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout In Memory Of Duke Kahanamoku Invitational
Location: Pipeline/Backdoor, Ehukai Beach, North Shore, Hawaii
Window: January 4-16, 2019 with four days of competition
Maximum wave score: 12 points
Jerseys: none
Broadcast: Surfline

2018 champion Koa Rothman (photo by Keoki Saguibo)
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/09/19 04:57 PM

Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/09/19 05:06 PM

Some of my shots from past events...

1/12/2008


1/7/2012


1/8/2012


1/13/2017
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 04:26 PM

National Weather Service: OAHU - 415 AM HST FRI JAN 11 2019

Surf along north facing shores will be 6 to 10 feet (faces) today, then rise to 25 to 32 feet Saturday afternoon.

SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 76 to 81. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Posted By: ElOgro

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 04:55 PM

Third reef shootout?
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 04:57 PM

Another shot from the 2012 Backdoor Shootout.

Posted By: SrPato

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: sponge
Another shot from the 2012 Backdoor Shootout.


This is pretty much how I imagine myself trying to surf Pipeline. drowning monkey
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 05:48 PM

Shootout is ON today. Running SUP, longboard, and bodysurfing divisions. Start at 8 HST.
Posted By: Boneroni

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 06:25 PM

Anyone know where to watch it?
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Boneroni
Anyone know where to watch it?


They said Surfline but I haven't seen a dedicated page. Surf cams (no commentary; with ads):

https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/pipeline/5842041f4e65fad6a7708890

https://explore.org/livecams/hawaii/hawaii-pipeline-cam (doesn't seem live now)
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 06:59 PM

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/watch-da-hui-backdoor-shootout/42297
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/11/19 07:26 PM

Stocked to watch this... well until I turned it on and saw SUP's socrazy barf
Posted By: HarryLopez

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 04:23 AM

Did Todd Sells win the bodysurfing? If so, yeah Todd!
Posted By: Goodfish

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 06:43 AM

That Surfline link just takes me to the homepage. Seems some bombs are coming in on the live channel...

Anyone got any news?
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 06:14 PM

On standby for possible 8:30 HST start.

Buoys climbed from 5í at 21 seconds at midnight to 13.8í at 21 seconds now.

Itís going to get big, fast.
Posted By: mundus

Re: *** Official Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 06:20 PM

Nice!
Posted By: potomus

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 07:20 PM

.


Edit: Contest was called off for the day according to Da Hui instagram.
Posted By: mundus

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 08:36 PM

Should be some good viewing, Pipe is nuts on these rising swells.
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 08:42 PM

Was about to jump in this morning but it just didn't look good early in the morning. Hung out and everyone actually came out of the water. Figured it would get better after I left but I knew I eventually would not be able to handle the surf, so I left.
Posted By: paunch23

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/12/19 09:22 PM

fck

is it over?
those links say 2018
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 01:54 AM

It seemed to literally jump from 4 feet to 15+ feet over the course of about an hour. I surfed V-Land, and it went from small, to good, to washed out, to ďscrew thisĒ in the couple of hours that I was out. The waves were really good if you were in the right spot, but the paddling was constant and you had to sit in about three feet of water to get into anything. Lots of water moving around.

Swung by Pipe on the way home. Huge, third reef sets breaking top to bottom. Three guys out, including Mike Stewart. Didnít see anyone get a good wave. Did not look fun at all. Madmen.

Sunset looked really good. Sorry, YCBS.
Posted By: buttholesurfer

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 04:50 AM

Is the contest over? beer
Posted By: stu dog

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 05:26 AM

Jaws on tomorrow shrug
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 06:57 AM

Holding period ends Wednesday.

Lots of people taking flights to Maui this afternoon.
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 08:18 PM

Supposed to be on Sunday with a noon HST start.

Itís still freaking big.
Posted By: sd_101

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 10:05 PM

IG stories are funny right now. I guess theyíre not too impressed with Jaws.
Posted By: Goodfish

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 10:30 PM

It's on, and it's bombing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2u2Jh1u4gg

Tyler Nugent (?) just got an absolute death pit! AND MADE IT!
Posted By: sd_101

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/13/19 10:59 PM

WSL needs to take notes on how do to commentating.

Edit: thx for the link cheers
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 12:20 AM

When is the overhead/drone footage gonna die? How could anyone possibly like this view?
Posted By: mundus

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 12:39 AM

Good question?
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 12:59 AM

Looks terrifying. The overcast skies just make it more scary.
Posted By: kelly7873

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: sponge

2018 champion Koa Rothman (photo by Keoki Saguibo)

Koa won in 2017, J.O.B. won in 2018.
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 06:10 PM

Itís on.
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 06:41 PM

Thanks for the correction Kelly.

Link to day 3 live video:
https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/watch-da-hui-backdoor-shootout-live/42977
Posted By: sd_101

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 08:39 PM

youtube link for day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNaKU4wiOU
Posted By: beerbelly

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 10:33 PM

Itís firing! Logged on just in time to see some maniac from Japan rush one and bag a 12.
Posted By: QuadFin

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/14/19 11:37 PM

Announcers so much better than WSL! Learning about Hawaii culture during contest so good. Gracias Da Hui.
Posted By: Goodfish

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 02:18 AM

That wave the Japanese dude got was MENTAL!

Agreed about the commentators - especially Kaipo and the Professor. Interesting and insightful, but also fun and not repetitive! Really upping the game.

EDIT: Let me qualify that: Lau Lau is awful and unlistenable. Plus when he gets in the booth he seems to make everyone a bit more retarded. And they were doing so well...
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 04:08 PM

Keito Matsuoka's perfect 12
Posted By: ElOgro

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 04:18 PM

That rocks! bowdown
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 06:52 PM

Day four is live now in building swell:

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/da-hui-backdoor-shootout-day-four/43076
Posted By: Boneroni

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By: QuadFin
Announcers so much better than WSL! Learning about Hawaii culture during contest so good. Gracias Da Hui.


Totally agree. Rocky and Kaipo are epic, and I love hearing about the hawaiian/polynesian mythology and history.

Maybe I missed Lau Lau, but I don't mind when they play around and get dumb. Good color.

WSL could learn a lot.
Posted By: sponge

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/15/19 08:42 PM

Tyler Newton's bomb

Posted By: RWVBWL

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 01:01 AM

Originally Posted By: craigj532


Thanks for the link!
jam_on
Posted By: sd_101

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 09:01 AM

IMO this is the best contest of the year. So glad itís back. Much more interesting to watch than the stuff WSL puts out there.
Posted By: craigj532

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 05:56 PM

Final round starts at 8:00 HST.

Will Team Japan take this whole thing home?
Posted By: Racer1

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 07:15 PM

They are scoring amazing waves every day.
Posted By: Bonzer5Fin

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 09:56 PM

Best run of Pipe in a long time. That was insane. That 12 may just be WOTW.
Posted By: Goodfish

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 10:04 PM

The drop, the thickness of the wave, plus how deep he is...ridiculous.
Posted By: RWVBWL

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/16/19 10:09 PM

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Day Five

Bitchin' contest!!!
And thanks to you for sharin' local history,
+ tellin' it like it currently is...
With much respect from L.A.
shaka


Posted By: kelly7873

Re: *** Official 2019 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Thread *** - 01/17/19 12:07 AM

Newts first, JOB second.
I pretty good run of surf, I think I managed to get in the water all five days that the contest ran.
© 2019 SURFER Magazine Forum | Surf News, Fantasy Surfer, Photos, Video, and Forecasting