The Hawai'i Oakley Surf Shop Challenge is an annual team contest that pits Hawaii's local surf shops against each other for a chance to compete at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Championships in Bali.
This year at Ala Moana Bowls, Team HIC put on an impressive show and came out with the victory thanks to the combined efforts of shop employees Davin Jaime & Pauly Evangelista, and team riders Joel Centeio & Kekoa Cazimero.
As you read this, Teahupoo is big and perfect, it has been most of this week and will continue for a couple more weeks (yes, you heard right!). Below we'll be bringing you the latest photos, videos and quotes coming out of Tahiti.
If you’re sick of seeing giant Tahitian barrels and absolutely brutal wipeouts we can understand. But the swell keeps pumping at the End Of The Road and Brian Bielmann is still firing away from the channel so we ain’t stopping until a) the swell fades away b) Brian falls off the boat and into the drink c) There aren’t any more able bodied surfers to ride the waves. If anything, option c seems to be the most likely.