It’s been a good few weeks for surfers on the North Shore. The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout was a great success. Waves all up and down the Seven Mile Miracle have been firing, and Waimea got big enough to be legit Waimea. As is generally the case this time of year, a lot of the best surfers in the world are spending their time there, and this year is no different. Kelly Slater made his way to the best stretch of sand this side of Mars recently, and when Waimea began doing its thing, he paddled out. Joining him was John John Florence, Ivan Florence, Koa Smith, Jamie Mitchell, and a whole lot more.