surfing in downtown Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island

About once a year heavy rainfall will dump on the small town of Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island. Weeks and weeks of grey skies and soggy everything. Fortunately the rain brings great surf, but if it rains hard enough the town floods and parked cars get left completely submerged underwater. For most this is a disaster, but for some it's gold.

Local surf photographer, Shawn Pila, takes full advantage of the situation and finds himself a little gem in the heart of Downtown Hilo.

Video: David Kuwada
Edit: Shawn Pila
Music: The Black Keys, "Tighten Up"

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