Flipping Out On The North Shore

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With the swell turning north, Rockpiles fired up in a big way. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Strong trade winds make for the perfect ramp as Gabriel Medina becomes the second surfer to complete a backflip. That and a some heavy ripping in the north swell dominated week that was on the North Shore of Oahu.

Above: Gabriel’s backflip from a few days after the one in the gallery.