There’s a wave that breaks on the south side of Maui called Freight Trains. Spins off for a couple hundred yards near the Maalea harbor. The name comes from the wave’s blistering speed as it unzips across the reef. Last week during a rare swell event, the wave came alive in ways it rarely, if ever, has before. Normally an intimidating wave mostly for its speed, it became a nearly unnameable beast for a day or two. This wave, ridden by Maui’s own Ian Walsh, was one of the best ever out there.

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