"Big Pipeline And A Dog—How Could This Day Get Any Better?"
The O'Neill team maxed out their Hawaiian stay this winter.
Would it surprise you to learn that surf films are (mostly) smoke and mirrors?
What ends up as six minutes of high-fructose wave porn was actually a month of rain, sideshore wind, and Instagram scrolling with a few peak moments between the streaks of interminable boredom.
While that's typically the case (especially in Hawaii), this year, the North Shore has been uncommonly consistent. Every week, there seems to be another solid swell with a favorable direction and clean conditions to boot. Both up close, and from afar, it's been the best winter in recent memory.
And the O'Neill team? They've capitalized heavily on their Pipe-front property this season.
From big dogs like to Jordy Smith to relatively unknown senders like Dwight Pastrana, everybody got what they were looking for. Watch the final episode of O'Neill's Hawaii Live for their rather impressive '19/'20 highlight reel.