Each winter, Oahu’s illustrious North Shore serves up some of the largest and most impressive waves in the world. Massive storm generated swells make a long trek across the Northern Pacific to pummel the islands reef breaks and the areas shoreline. Experienced surfers from all over the globe, travel thousands of miles to tackle some of the best waves this planet has to offer, including many from the NY/NJ region!
As the Northeast braced itself for winter storm Nemo, TSV jumped on a flight out of JFK to Honolulu in attempt to escape the brutal cold conditions forecasted for the week ahead. With temperatures in the 80’s and wave heights in the 7-12ft range projected throughout the week, there wasn’t a doubt in our mind that we were making a wrong decision! Upon arrival, we were greeted with beautiful weather, surreal rainbow sightings, aqua blue ocean water with temps in the mid 70’s, gorgeous women, friendly locals and super fun waves! Between surf sessions throughout the North Shore, we were able to capture the raw power of what Hawaii has to offer during an average week in the winter. Enjoy!
The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons kicked off Round 1 of competition today in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 metre) waves at Pipeline, hosting the ASP Top 34 as they battled the notorious local wildcards in an attempt to requalify for the 2013 ASP Top 34. The 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will see a showdown for this year’s ASP World Title and also represents the final jewel of the Vans Triple Crown.