With first light revelling some monster sets, it was on occassion too big for Ho'okipa to handle, yet between the double mast high bombs that closed out the bay there were plenty of gems making it through to offer the best in the world a day of intense riding.

Check out a highlights gallery below and the official video from this epic opening day right here.

Check out the best of the daily reports here on the PWA website and here on the AWT website.

With a longer period forecast for tomorrow and a dying swell it is expected that conditions will be more on the manageable side, allowing the riders to select cleaner waves and offering us an opportunity to witness the best in the world throwing down the latest possible hits and huge aerials. Stay tuned for more...