Watch: Late season Pipe and Backdoor

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Following a month long flat spell, the North Shore has had a late flurry of storms culminating in today's oversized NW swell. Before it got to big and the exits shut down, the Pipe/Backdoor stretch awoke creating a rush for surfers starved of heavy water.

Among them was John John, who in two weeks will return to competition after a six month recovery to his knee injury. There was no grand statement from JJF, but a solid showing altogether.

And the guy on the lid? JOB.


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mibs-oner commented Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 at 9:29pm

Anyone else get dizzy from that terrible camera footage?!


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David Hunt commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 10:15am

I am grateful they shot it - my eyes adjust for that it seems. I Wondered where JJF was at. Looks a lil rusty (for his level) but he will get it back quick

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Sprout commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 10:20am

Zoomed out raw footage is the best footage.