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!
Seriously, April 6th.
So many perfect waves yesterday
What a nice late Easter present for this surfer
This is where every surfer wants to be… Getting spit out of a barrel at Pipeline.
Plenty of spectators were cheering on the beach all day
This guy launched a pretty epic air after getting barreled
It doesn’t get much better than this
The hellman with a helmet
What a cavern… and on April 6th???
And here he goes, getting covered up beautifully
This little dude is a future pro photog
Another great wave yesterday
This had to hurt…
And I bet this one hurt too
Now that’s a big wave
Tangled boards.. one of that many dangers when surfing Pipeline with about 30 people out
There were a few girls out there who were surfing pretty damn well
An a-frame setup
Here is a great takeoff into a Backdoor Closeout
Another great takeoff at Backdoor
A sick green board in an even sicker barrel
One of the few body surfers out yesterday. These guys are always a blast to watch.
the lip on this wave was definitely a little quirky
A body border throwing a huge spin
This wave is not small
Grabbing rail on a takeoff
This guy… One of the north shore lifeguards. Check out my other post with a sequence of him that’s unbelievable.
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..