After a large rain, look for murky and red water on the Waimea Bay Cam, when the river mouth breaks through the sand bank and connects with the bay.
The North Shore is the world's premier surfing destination.
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side.
Light from a scene passes through the aperture and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box, which is known as the camera obscura effect.
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Giambattista della Porta wrote in 1558 in his Magia Naturalis about using a convex mirror to project the image onto paper and to use this as a drawing aid.
However, about the same time the use of a lens instead of a pinhole was introduced.
In the 17th century the camera obscura with a lens became a popular drawing aid that was further developed into a mobile device, first in a little tent and later in a box.
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Waimea Bay was the first big wave surf spot and considered one of the most challenging waves to surf from the 1960s through early 1990s when other waves like Teahupo'o and Jaws stole the limelight.