April 6th Pipeline was Epic

I can’t believe we saw a nearly 20 foot swell here on the North Shore of Oahu in the first week of April… What crazy weather the world has seen this year! From what I understand, third reef was breaking at Pipeline on Friday, but wasn’t offering up too many barrels. Yesterday was another story… I shot for about 2 hours and saw some really incredibly rides.

My photo skills were feeling a little rusty as I haven’t been able to shoot too much due to work…. But I had a great time, and I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I did!

April Pipeline Swell

Seriously, April 6th.

 

April 6th Pipeline wave

So many perfect waves yesterday

 

Post-Easter-Pipeline Swell

What a nice late Easter present for this surfer

 

Pipeline barrel spit

This is where every surfer wants to be… Getting spit out of a barrel at Pipeline.

 

Pipeline spectators

Plenty of spectators were cheering on the beach all day

 

This guy launched a pretty epic air after getting barreled

This guy launched a pretty epic air after getting barreled

 

Perfect Pipeline setup

It doesn’t get much better than this

 

Pipeline helmet rider

The hellman with a helmet

 

Pipeline April 6th barrel

What a cavern… and on April 6th???

 

Pipeline coverup

And here he goes, getting covered up beautifully

 

This little dude is a future pro photog

This little dude is a future pro photog

 

Another great wave yesterday

Another great wave yesterday

 

Pipeline Wipeout

This had to hurt…

 

Pipeline bad takeoff

And I bet this one hurt too

 

Pipeline huge wave

Now that’s a big wave

 

Pipeline tangled boards

Tangled boards.. one of that many dangers when surfing Pipeline with about 30 people out

 

Pipeline Girls

There were a few girls out there who were surfing pretty damn well

 

Pipeline A-frame

An a-frame setup

 

Backdoor closeout

Here is a great takeoff into a Backdoor Closeout

 

Takeoff at Backdoor

Another great takeoff at Backdoor

 

Pipeline green barrel

A sick green board in an even sicker barrel

 

Pipeline Body Surfer

One of the few body surfers out yesterday. These guys are always a blast to watch.

 

Quirky pipeline wave

the lip on this wave was definitely a little quirky

 

Pipeline Body Boarder spin

A body border throwing a huge spin

 

Large Pipeline wave

This wave is not small

 

Pipeline rail grab

Grabbing rail on a takeoff

 

North Shore lifeguard

This guy… One of the north shore lifeguards. Check out my other post with a sequence of him that’s unbelievable.

 

Pipeline barreled

So I got a little experimental with this edit… Sick wave though.

 

Parting shot/Babe shot: Becca getting her Game of Thrones on. Apparently those books are quite good..

Parting shot/Babe shot: Becca getting her Game of Thrones on. Apparently those books are quite good..

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