Close
READER POLL 2017
We promise this won’t (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Close
Close READER POLL 2017
We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Watch: The Best Day Of North Shore Winter (So Far) Was Today

  • Rate It (3)
  • 574
  • 0

Watch: The Best Day Of North Shore Winter (So Far) Was Today

“The sandbar just appeared in the last two days,” photographer turned filmmaker, Tom Carey tells Stab on today’s session at a break that looks a lot like Pipeline, but is not. “I got here late last night, then woke up this morning and it was firing.” The sandbar, however, is a Nerf Vortex throw away from the notorious stretch of reef. 

“JJF was the first out then the herd followed,” continues Tom. “He fucking owned everyone though. Balaram was second* followed by Gabby.”

“Today is the best day so far this winter,” esteemed North Shore photog, Brian Bielmann told us earlier today before sending the photos presented here. “It’s crazy how much the sandbar looks like Pipeline right now.”

So, loosen your belt, pour a drink, slug it down in four minutes and revel in the first day of proper tubes we’ve seen on the North Shore thus far. 

This clip also features Griffin Colapinto, Brett Barley, Makana Pang (who “was charging,” according to Tom), and many more!

*Balaram rides for Volcom, a company which our dear friend, Mr Carey works for.

61R7092

Goodness, this positioning is scrumptious!

61R7044

Gabs made this. Evidence above.

61R7131

San Clemente's new hope, Griff Colapinto, likes it shaken and stirred!

61R6796

See John bend. See John tube.

61R7756

'Tis the season for North Shore staple, Lucas Godfrey.

* Please enter your name
* Please enter a valid email address