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Oahu North Shore...Pipeline at its best

A mid-December 2011 visit to Oahu's North Shore brought epic conditions to the Banzai Pipeline, home of some of the best (and meanest) surfing waves in the world.
A week earlier, the Pipeline Masters event had enjoyed the best waves in years for the event, and a week later more epic conditions returned, with waves as good or better.
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The walk back...
The walk back...
Rail grab
Rail grab
The drop
The drop
Contemplating...
Contemplating...
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No better place to be
No better place to be
A late takeoff
A late takeoff
Watching from in front of the Volcom house
Watching from in front of the Volcom house
Flyin' (1 of 3)
Flyin' (1 of 3)
Still flyin' (2 of 3)
Still flyin' (2 of 3)
Made it! (3 of 3)
Made it! (3 of 3)
Now's the time.
Now's the time.
Bumpy out here
Bumpy out here
Another amazing drop
Another amazing drop
Picturesque
Picturesque
Forgot his board...
Forgot his board...
They're getting bigger (1 of 3)
They're getting bigger (1 of 3)
Way in there (2 of 3)
Way in there (2 of 3)
Made it (3 of 3)
Made it (3 of 3)
Mist rainbow toward Sunset Beach
Mist rainbow toward Sunset Beach
Right or left
Right or left
Decision time
Decision time
Still getting bigger
Still getting bigger
Back Door
Back Door
Tucked in
Tucked in
Looks formidable
Looks formidable
Overhead lighting
Overhead lighting
Afternoon at the beach
Afternoon at the beach
Not ants
Not ants