North Swell Madness On The North Shore Of Oahu

Andy and Bruce’s cousin JD Irons taking off at Pipeline where AI left off…in the pit. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Andy and Bruce’s cousin JD Irons taking off at Pipeline where AI left off…in the pit. Photo: photobrent/SPL

A moody Backdoor Pipeline as seen from the beachfront Oakley house. Photo: Checkwood

A moody Backdoor Pipeline as seen from the beachfront Oakley house. Photo: Checkwood

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Above: John Florence and his brothers Ivan (goofyfoot) and Nathan messing around at scary Rockpiles and Log Cabins.

While the term “he surfs like a cat on acid” is a bit overused, it completely applies to Kauai’s Gavin Gillette. GG hitting the catnip at OTW. Photo: Checkwood

While the term “he surfs like a cat on acid” is a bit overused, it completely applies to Kauai’s Gavin Gillette. GG hitting the catnip at OTW. Photo: Checkwood

Californians were some of the first surfers to tackle the treacherous waves of the North Shore and while the locals will always get theirs, dudes like Alex Gray are doing well to keep the tradition started by Butch Van Artsdalen, Greg Noll, and Phil Edwards alive. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Californians were some of the first surfers to tackle the treacherous waves of the North Shore and while the locals will always get theirs, dudes like Alex Gray are doing well to keep the tradition started by Butch Van Artsdalen, Greg Noll, and Phil Edwards alive. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Brazilian whizkid Gabriel Medina using the tradewinds to his advantage at Rocky Point—home to the most high performance surfing on the North Shore. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Brazilian whizkid Gabriel Medina using the tradewinds to his advantage at Rocky Point—home to the most high performance surfing on the North Shore. Photo: Stafford/SPL

North Shore veteran Tom Whitaker tries to dodge a water housing, make the cut on the tour next year, feed his kid, and make it out of this Backdoor drainer all in one fell swoop. Photo: Stafford/SPL

North Shore veteran Tom Whitaker tries to dodge a water housing, make the cut on the tour next year, feed his kid, and make it out of this Backdoor drainer all in one fell swoop. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Yo Pete try to bury some more rail next time, okay? Floridian powerhouse Pete Mendia at Gas Chambers. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Yo Pete try to bury some more rail next time, okay? Floridian powerhouse Pete Mendia at Gas Chambers. Photo: Stafford/SPL

California’s Dane Gudauskas post-sunset session at the most dangerous reef at a place with filled with dangerous reefs—Log Cabins. Photo: Nelly/SPL

California’s Dane Gudauskas post-sunset session at the most dangerous reef at a place with filled with dangerous reefs—Log Cabins. Photo: photobrent/SPL

Mick Fanning flares up at a sand-packed Off The Wall. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mick Fanning flares up at a sand-packed Off The Wall. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Maui’s Ian Walsh knows as well as anyone that if you’re from the Outer Islands you have to rip the North Shore of Oahu to be taken seriously as a pro. And in Walshy’s case, he’s about as serious as a heart attack. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Maui’s Ian Walsh knows as well as anyone that if you’re from the Outer Islands you have to rip the North Shore of Oahu to be taken seriously as a pro. And in Walshy’s case, he’s about as serious as a heart attack. Photo: photobrent/SPL

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