Giant 15 to 20 feet closeout sets at Parangtritis Beach. Hard to call the size as it was so big, so far away and so empty. Conditions were suicidal with strong side shore wind and dropping tide. Because Laird is in Hawaii there was nobody out pushing the limits.
The big swell that lit up all Indonesia also bombed the beach at Parangritis in something that looked like out of control Javanese Puerto. Actually some of the regular 12 to 15 feet waves were makeable if you had a death wish and a helicopter. But the giant closeout sets would get you. Some very rare ultra protected Javanese waves worked for the select happy few people who know them.