Billy Kemper, winner of the 2011-2012 Steep And Deep photo challenge, looking to renew that title. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Whenever any kind of competition is held at Pipe (or Backdoor), John John Florence is a favorite. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Some might compare Mark Healy to Chuck Norris, but we're pretty sure the old Texas Ranger would have gotten annihilated on this one. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Kahea Hart is a personal trainer to some of the North Shore's finest — and here's what he's training them for. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Nathan Fletcher was a very close friend of Sion Milosky's, and this is the most sincere form of tribute. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Damien Hobgood stayed on the North Shore after Pipe Masters ended. Here's why. Photo: Brent Bielmann
Jamie O'Brien has gotten more good waves than almost anyone at Pipe this year. Here's exhibit Y. Photo: Pete Taras
It’s been a busy one on the North Shore. Swell after swell after big, perfect swell have been massaging the island, rubbing Pipeline in the most perfect of ways. It’s been non-stop and there’s hardly been opportunity for an air reverse. There has, however, been opportunity to Live Like Sion. In honor of the late Milosky, the 2013-2014 Steep And Deep photo challenge will be one for the books. There are already a pixelated plethora of amazing entries and, with one month left, the North Pacific doesn’t see why there won’t be room for more. For a full breakdown of the challenge, click here or visit LiveLikeSion.com. And, for now, enjoy this gallery of some of our favorite waves from this relentless season.