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That Time Dave Wassell Surfed “60-to-70 Foot Barrels” At Outer Log Cabins

“I went back to the Volcom house, packed everything I owned and left because it was getting so big that waves were coming up against the glass doors. Still to this day the biggest waves I’ve ever seen on the North Shore.”

cinema // Feb 14, 2018
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We’ll let Dave Wassell, a better wordsmith than all of Stab’s untrained brained combined, tell this scintillating tale.

From his InstagramIn March of ‘07 I witnessed the biggest surf I know to hit the Hawaiian Islands. It was top to bottom 60-70 ft barrels by dark and the swell hadn’t peaked yet. On a jetski ride back to the harbor after work, #ChrisBaker, my partner and I, bumped into @mcnamara_s at Outer Log Cabins. He said “Grab the rope and I’ll get you the wave of your life.” True to his word he towed me into 3 mile long lump of ocean that spanned from outside Pipeline to outside Alligators. When it grabbed the reef 50 ft below, it doubled up like V Land. Easily the biggest wave I’ve ridden and by far the biggest barrel I’ve got to date. As @imaikalani_devault and I did a hike @volcom dug up the footage and did a piece on it. Kind of a what to do when the shit hits the fan kinda thing.


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