Water, water everywhere: historic stretch doesn’t disappoint

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Keala Kennelly goes airborne during the semifinals of the women’s Peahi Challenge on Monday on Maui. Kennelly went on to win the big-wave contest in the massive conditions. Billy Kemper took the men’s title, which was completed on Tuesday.

So many different things happened over the past few days that coming up with one encompassing theme is nearly impossible, except to say that Hawaii has been treating the surf world well and the local competitors have stepped up at the most opportune moments.