Another great winter on the North Shore. I was traveling with Joe Carter who put together an amazing edit of our trip. You can find it at the bottom of this page.
It was an El Nino winter and the waves were way bigger than anything we’d ever seen. Massive Waimea Bay, 3rd Reef Pipe breaking and days of pumping 2nd reef Pipe. Got to hang with all the Maine transplants, the Body Glove and Who is JOB crews and saw an epic contest at Pipe. Thanks again Oahu for all the aloha.
Balaram Stack, Pipeline
Koa Smith, Backdoor
Jack Robinson and Kalani David share a barrel at Pipeline
Kelly Slater, Backdoor
Jake Marshall, Log Cabins
Nate Yeomans, Rockies
Connor Coffin, Rockies
Timmy Reyes, Rockies
Timmy Reyes, Haleiwa
Carlos Munoz, Haleiwa
Ross Williams, Haleiwa
Torrey Meister, Off the Wall
Sebastian Zietz, Off the Wall
Josh Moniz, Off the Wall
Sometimes you make the drop, sometimes you don’t. Marc Collins making it.
Waimea Bay lineup
Hawaiian Water Patrol are the real legends out there. Must’ve seen them save over 20 lives over the 3 days the Bay was breaking.
Unknown surfer on a Waimea bomb
Most go right, but there’s a few brave souls who go left.
Unknown Surfer pulling in deep.
Body Glove House/Volcom Pipe Pro
New England reunion at the Body Glove Off the Wall house. Meg and Vic from WNW, Phil from Cinnamon Rainbows, Joe Carter from Get in the Van and the Hassett family from Levitate Surf Shop. Photo Tatiana Weston-Webb
Always an adventure with the Body Glove crew. Free diving with Cheyne Magnusson, Scott Smith, Brent Bielmann, Jason Miller and some guys in grey suits.
Anthony Walsh, Pipeline
Tatiana Weston-Webb, Off the Wall
Mo Freitas, Haleiwa
Kalani Chapman, Pipeline
Jamie O’Brien, Off the Wall
The surf paparazzi are always out in full force when Jamie paddles out. Cheyne Mags lining up the money angle.
Pat Schmidt, Off the Wall
One of my favorite humans, Cheyne Magnusson, Off the Wall
Volcom Pipe Pro from the Body Glove house balcony.
Even Jamie wipes out sometimes, Volcom Pipe Pro finals
But he usually makes them. Backdoor, Volcom Pipe Pro finals
Volcom Pipe Pro champion Kelly Slater getting a champagne shower from Makai McNamara
Kalani Chapman on a 3rd reef bomb immediately after the Volcom pipe Pro.
Underground Chargers and Unknown Surfers
Randall Paulson with a stickerless board in the biggest Pipe barrel I saw the whole trip.
Lucas Godfrey is a North Shore kid, with no sponsors. He also was dominating the lineups filled with heavy pros, especially at Backdoor.
Another one of Lucas in one of his many Backdoor barrels.
If you don’t have a drone, you climb hills. Pipeline from the Pillbox
Unknown surfer, Rockies
Unknown surfer right before dark, Pipeline
North Shore Golden Hour