SUNSET BEACH (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Lifeguards conducted over 600 preventative actions Sunday after high surf rolled in on northern shores, essentially keeping the inexperienced out of the water.
They also made two rescues.
The more serious of the two was a teenager who became unresponsive in the water.
He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Although dangerous, surfers we spoke to say they dream of days like this.
"It was eight feet, kinda choppy out there but the weather was nice. The current was kind of strong so you gotta be careful", said surfer Kaito Kino.
"If you can get one barrel, it'll make your day, your week, your month", said surfer Guilherme Tamega.
Over at Sunset Beach, conditions were perfect for the Xcel Pro Surf Contest.