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Breaking news: El Niño causing a swell time

Spot the archipelago surrounded by three category 4 hurricanes last August. Right in the middle you can find the not-so-idyllic-after-all, Hawaiian Islands. I was stuck on the Big Island at the time, and instead of discovering tropical wonders, I found myself discussing with my neighbours whether or not to stock up on groceries – just in case. Whilst the extreme weather ruined the sunny bounty beaches I had envisioned, a few others could not have been more ecstatic. The surfer community, with nerves of steel, were preparing for the enormous waves to come. It has been suggested that the extreme weather is a result of the current powerful El Niño.

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