Was surfing big stormy Pipeline the other day when a six-foot shark jumped completely out of the water right in front me. Have seen sharks there before, but never breaching at full speed.
Around the same time as the shark breached, North Shore veteran Reef Mcintosh got caught inside and broke his board. Reef swam in to grab a replacement board, but instead of heading back out to Pipe, he b-lined it straight to Off The Wall.
Ten minutes after paddling out he caught the wave of the winter. A big, deep and dredging barrel that he called one of the best of his life.