If there was ever a time in need of a distraction, it’s now. The long summer days and ample south swell have been a welcome relief for Hawai’i’s surfers. Surfing has always been considered an escape, and with the lineups consistently packed it’s clear an escape is something we all needed these last few months. The beauty of summer on the island’s southern shores is the variety of diversion on offer – there’s high-performance, bodysurfing, longboarding, barrels, party-waves, and anything in-between. It’s all about being stoked in the place we love.