• The North Shore Blog - Joel and Mitch Take on Waimea

It was an easy call for the contest directors this morning, there was plenty of swell this morning, but it was coming from the wrong direction for Pipe. And although everyone was a bit bummed about the Billabong Pipe Masters lay day, when there is plenty of swell for the North Shore, somewhere should be working. And today, that somewhere was Waimea Bay, which sounded perfect to Uncle Joel and nephew Mitch.

Neither Joel or Mitch brought boards big enough for the Bay, but good friend Makua Rothman offered some loaners for the Parkinsons. After a long session mixed with great rides and a few tumbles, the boys called it a day. Scroll down for some photos from the day by Duncan Macfarlane.