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A Perfect Night For A Waimea Valley BBQ

Well, there's been no shortage of evening festivities on the North Shore this week, and Friday night was no exception, parties and BBQs and Iggy Pop and Landon McNamara and just...

Tucked up river from Waimea Bay, Vans hosted Florences and Fletchers and what seemed like the entire surf world assembled on The Rock this week, as well as the Anti Hero team, Julien Stranger, Frank Gerwer, and with John Cardiel, aka DJ Juan Love on the ones and twos, spinning deep cut dancehall and vintage reggae for the dolled up well-feathered flock. 

Manning the grill, searing ahi steaks and chatting up everyone from Christian Hosoi to Joel Tudor to the entirety of the Gudang clan, was Paul Van Doren, the Vans father figure cheery as always in bright aloha print and santa hat. 

The night included a Duct Tape Festival panel discussion, with Wade Goodall, Al Knost, and Nathan Fletcher chatting about their self-shaped steeds, before the well-fed (think poke, think sashimi, think rare tuna steaks...) mob headed out into the North Shore night, for the late night festivities overflowing up and down the Seven-Mile stretch. Click through the gallery above for a look at the scene. 

 

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