This time of year, the North Shore is like the world’s greatest carnival. Talented freaks from all over the globe gather here and glow. It’s a spectacle that makes even Cirque du Soleil look like a bunch of novice street clowns getting all hopped up on nitrous oxide and performing at a fourth-grader’s birthday party. That good. This edit is from one day on Oahu, at waves that need no introduction: Pipeline, Backdoor and a touch of Off The Wall. It was big, it was blue and it was amazing. Never mind your sword swallower — just press play.