Tales From The North Shore Of Oahu

66-degree air temperature and howling offshore winds. Dudes are wearing long arm spring suits today on the North Shore.

66-degree air temperature and howling offshore winds. Dudes are wearing long arm spring suits today on the North Shore.

Friday December 10
12:15PM

Tracks (Australian surf mag) Editor Luke Kennedy had an accident at Sunset yesterday and from what I’ve heard he’s in critical condition after his trachea was cut by fiberglass. Luke’s a great guy and I sure hope he pulls through and recovers. Our thoughts are with ya mate.

The surf today has dropped and it’s rainy but the wind is offshore and there are still plenty of rippable waves coming through on the Seven Mile Miracle. We had a big night in town for Jordy Smith’s Vestal watch release party. It was fun, but truth be told I don’t come to Hawaii to go party in Honolulu—there’s plenty of that kinda stuff back home.

With the rain, everyone’s hunkered down in their team houses watching movies and chillin’ out. We’re going to do some Cote’s Cube filming today with Reef McIntosh and whoever else pops in.
Tonight (it never ends) is the North Shore Junior Lifeguard benefit party at Waimea Falls. One of my favorite bands from Hawaii, Natural Vibrations, is playing with Hawaiian musician Butch Helemano. Hopefully the rain will let up for the party…

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