really decent picture of Leftovers
Leftovers is named like it is because it's a much
more foregiving wave with less quality than the
typical North Shore surf spot. Be prepaerd for
lots of paddleing, it's easy to get caught inside
out here for 5-6 waves in a row.
a slopey left, (with an occasional right if you
don't mind getting caught inside) it is a very
"facey" wave, not to much lip usually.
There is a inside section,a more shallow, reef-ledge
area also known as "Nobu's left."
is not to say Leftovers doesn't get good, it does!
On a nice 4-6 foot west swell it can peel for
quite a nice distance. (But you won't catch any
pros out here usually!) It breaks from about 3-6
foot, then it starts closing out.
of the urchin-filled inside reef on low tide!!!!!
You need to paddle in and out either to the far
right of the break, or to the far left. Do not
go straight in or out from the break, especially
on low tide, or you will be doing the sea-urchin
dance for quite some distance.
Leftovers can be tasty! Unridden waves go through
Leftovers on the North Shore of Oahu.