Kepa finds himself in a land of perpetual dancing and broad smiles.
Pick a solid swell, make the treacherous paddle, avoid the fang-like rocks on the inside, and you could score some of the longest rights of your life.
JUST before it all went bang on the North Shore, Pipeline and Backdoor made themselves seen, heard and felt.
ONE day after Eddie comes Pipe and it was pumping perfect perfection. Freaking great day and it's only just started.
WHAT can you say? Three World Championships, two Triple Cowns and three Maui Pros. Happy Christmas Steph.
EDDIE went off in 30ft+ surf and everyone thought Kelly had it in the bag until Greg Long snatched the win.
WHEN it's too big for Waimea where do you head? Peahi of course, for a macking 50ft plus session. Superb.
NOT just Pipe and the biggest, longest, barrels seen this year - but Sandy Beach pumping whilst everyone slept.
BUSY day on The Rock as Kelly Slater and Rastovich et al. scrabble to get a surf in before it all goes wild tomorrow.
SHARPY watched Waimea warming up with a few friends. Word is the Eddie Aikau could go Monday or Tues.