Monday Photos: North Shore Reserve

‘Tis the season. To be jolly, sure, but also to go to Hawaii and take off under the lip of backless waves that hurl with all the ironic power of the Pacific Ocean. We’re already one event into the 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The foundation of reef that makes up Pipeline, Backdoor and Off The Wall has probably already produced a cover. Everybody’s camped out on the rock called Oahu and you can practically smell all that barbecue smoke from here. We’ll be bringing you photographic updates from life north of Honolulu and the first installment focuses on that aforementioned stretch of reef. Expect many more galleries to come — because, honestly, is it possible to tire of looking at photos like this?