Oahu’s Solar Feeding Frenzy Continues01/25/2013
Anyone who spends time on a surfboard knows that there is a certain etiquette out there in the water. Or at least there’s supposed to be. Throw an unprecedented number of kama’aina and newcomer surfers into a spot where the waves are breaking and watch out. One local surf guide website has this to say: “If you respect others and do not drop in on other surfers, you will probably have a good day…When you go, paddle out humble and leave humble. When someone is on a wave, it's your job to get out of the way…Definitely don't paddle across their line…It is often best to just bite it and paddle into the breaking part of the wave and allow the surfer to enjoy the wave.”
If the photovoltaic scene in 2012 on Oahu were to be understood as a surfing metaphor it’s fair to say that any possible humility or biting it to allow others to enjoy the wave is about as unlikely as 10’ heavy wooden surfboards making a comeback any time soon.