Tales From The North Shore Of Oahu

The view from the TransWorld house is quite nice...

Off The Wall was looking pretty good this afternoon...

Wednesday, December 1st 3:30pm. I just interviewed Kaimana Jaquias for the upcoming “Now/Next” issue of TransWorld SURF. One of my questions was about the passing of Andy Irons and how that has affected him. He didn’t say anything for a bit then kinda smiled as he recalled his childhood hero. He told me that Andy was like his big brother and if it weren’t for him, he wouldn’t be headed in the direction he is now. “It still doesn’t seem real, bra. The King is gone and I just can’t believe it.”

Bill Ballard gets an interview with Kauai upstart Kaimana Jaquias in anticipation of the Volcom Pipeline Pro in late January. See, we're workin' over here!

Bill Ballard gets an interview with Kauai upstart Kaimana Jaquias in anticipation of the Volcom Pipeline Pro in late January. See, we're workin' over here!

From left: Charlie Boy Carroll, Eric Geiselman, and Tanner Hendrickson at the Fox Mini Moto Surf Industry Challenge that went down at the Kahuku motocross track.

From left: Charlie Boy Carroll, Eric Geiselman, and Tanner Hendrickson at the Fox Mini Moto Surf Industry Challenge that went down at the Kahuku motocross track.

TJ Barron psyching on his free mags.

North Shore local TJ Barron psyching on his free mags.

Charlie Carroll and Volcom's Troy Eckert partnered up and ready to race at the Fox Mini Moto Surf.

Charlie Carroll and Volcom's Troy Eckert partnered up and ready to race at the Fox Mini Moto Surf.

Legendary motocross rider Jeff Emig breaks down the rules of the moto race up in the hills above Kahuku.

Legendary motocross rider Jeff Emig breaks down the rules of the moto race up in the hills above Kahuku.

Bad ass racer Ricky Carmichael with his new favorite magazine...

Bad ass racer Ricky Carmichael with his new favorite magazine. I talked to Ricky for a while and turns out he's yet to surf on the North Shore but is keen to give it a go.

Killer sunset last night...

Killer sunset last night...

11am. Had a fun surf at Off The Wall with New Era trading card contest winner Anthony Dileva. Anthony was pumped after Parko almost dropped in on him then apologized. He was also pumped when he got in Parko’s way in the inside and got a little glare from the Triple Crown points leader. What other sport can you mingle (and paddle battle) with the best in the world? It’s not like you can go take a few snaps with Philip Rivers and the boys…surfing rules. Off to Kahuku racetrack, hope the rain lets up. 7:30am. Just made a run to Starbucks and in five minutes ran into more pros and bros than my sleepy eyes were ready for. Now that I’ve got some caffeine in the veins things are starting to move… Big day today: The O’Neill World Cup Of Surfing is on at Kammies and Sunset Point/Val’s Reef, Fox is doing their “Mini Moto Surf Industry Challenge” at the Kahuku racetrack, and the swell has picked up a bit. There are some scattered showers but overall, looks like another day in paradise! Click through to the next page for more…

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