Tales From The North Shore Of Oahu

Big Brudda Royce chokes out TransWorld SURF Online Editor Justin Cote for multiple infractions.

Big Brudda Royce chokes out TransWorld SURF Online Editor Justin Cote for multiple infractions.

New Era ASP Trading Card contest winner Anthony Dileva with his new pal Brudda Royce.

New Era ASP Trading Card contest winner Anthony Dileva with his new pal Brudda Royce.

Above: Thursday evening from the Off The Wall Area…

Michel Bourez pays his respect five years after the tragic passing of Tahitian pro surfer Malik Joyeux at Pipeline. Michel, Alain Riou, and a few friends are having beers and BBQ'ing in Malik's memory today... I think we'll join them.

2:30PM. Michel Bourez pays his respect five years after the tragic passing of Tahitian pro surfer Malik Joyeux at Pipeline. Michel, Alain Riou, and a few friends are having beers and BBQ'ing in Malik's memory today... I think we'll join them.

Thursday morning looking from Rockpiles to Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu.

Thursday morning looking from Rockpiles to Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu.

Dec. 2 10:37am. Just had a super fun session at Gums with Kiron Jabour, Tyler Newton and Tamayo Perry. Gums loves the N/NE swell, so does Log Cabins but to be honest that reef out there freaks me out. Dudes are getting barreled and pounded at the same pace. Mason Ho got donuts and now has a couple staples in his head, but according to a text from the little fella, “It’s all g brah!” You can’t keep a good man down! 7:30am. It was windy as all hell last night and the ocean is showing the effects of the all night blowjob (at least someone’s getting some action). What looks like N/NE tradeswell is pushing rights down the beach from Rocky Point to Log Cabins. On the docket today we’ve got two things to do. First we’ll go to Ehukai Beach Park and pay respects to fallen Tahitian surfer Malik Joyeux, who passed away while surfing Pipeline on this day five years ago. The swell was so heavy that day; doubling up over the first reef and dangerously shallow. Malik, who was as experienced as anyone in that kind of surf, most likely hit his head on his board and was knocked out underwater. Everyone in the lineup started looking for him in the channel, as that’s the direction he would have been pulled, but it was a fruitless search for the better part of five minutes. The saddest thing I’ve ever seen was his brother, Teiva, sitting on the beach breaking down as the minutes ticked by. Malik was finally found but it was too late and Pipeline had claimed the life of another surfer. Rest in peace Malik, you’re still missed and remembered. Geez, I made myself cry. Anyway, after Malik’s memorial we’re going to head to Waimea for the opening ceremony of the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. I’ve been to this thing like ten years in a row and it never gets old seeing the world’s greatest watermen gather and pay respect to the legendary lifesaver Eddie Aikau as they kick off the waiting period for this amazing event. Click through to the next page for more…

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