North Swell Madness On The North Shore Of Oahu

After a couple days of rain the water on the North Shore turned into a brown mess and more than one conversation about tiger sharks was overheard at Starbucks. Luckily for Dave “Rasta” Rastovich he doesn’t buy coffee from the evil empire and isn’t afraid of sharks. Photo: Checkwood

After a couple days of rain the water on the North Shore turned into a brown mess and more than one conversation about tiger sharks was overheard at Starbucks. Luckily for Dave “Rasta” Rastovich he doesn’t buy coffee from the evil empire and isn’t afraid of sharks. Photo: Checkwood

With all the North swell, Rocky Rights was looking a lot like Jeffrey’s Bay and more than one local called it “All Time.” Photo: Checkwood

With all the North swell, Rocky Rights was looking a lot like Jeffrey’s Bay and more than one local called it “All Time.” Photo: photobrent/SPL

Gavin “The Alien” Beschen with one of his patented out-of-this-world carves at Off The Wall. Photo: Checkwood

Gavin “The Alien” Beschen with one of his patented out-of-this-world carves at Off The Wall. Photo: Checkwood

Bali ripper Lee Wilson is a mix of Aussie and Balinese blood yet could be passed for a local in Hawaii. Judging by the number of waves he gets at the OTW sandbar and his plethora of tattoos, maybe he really is Hawaiian. Photo: Checkwood

Bali ripper Lee Wilson is a mix of Aussie and Balinese blood yet could be passed for a local in Hawaii. Judging by the number of waves he gets at the OTW sandbar and his plethora of tattoos, maybe he really is Hawaiian. Photo: Checkwood

South Africa's Damien Fahrenfort as seen from the ASN/TransWorld SURF house at Rockpiles…not a bad view eh, bru? Photo: Stafford/SPL

South Africa's Damien Fahrenfort as seen from the ASN/TransWorld SURF house at Rockpiles…not a bad view eh, bru? Photo: Stafford/SPL

It’s not impossible for an everyday soul surfer to completely kegged on the North Shore, you just gotta go for it and call the pros off with authority. Marc Rocheleau. Photo: photobrent/SPL

It’s not impossible for an everyday soul surfer to completely kegged on the North Shore, you just gotta go for it and call the pros off with authority. Marc Rocheleau. Photo: photobrent/SPL

It wasn't all death bombs and clean up sets at Rockpiles...there were days where it was actually fun and non life threatening. Photo: Dorsey

It wasn't all death bombs and clean up sets at Rockpiles...there were days where it was actually fun and non life threatening. Photo: Dorsey

Chris "Chippa" Wilson puts one of four 5'7"s to use at Rocky Point. Photo: Dorsey

Chris "Chippa" Wilson puts one of four 5'7"s to use at Rocky Point. Photo: Dorsey

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