Spanning a prime, two CTs and the world junior championships, Portugal somehow was fleetingly the capital of the surfing world recently. And, hell, the waves responded in kind and we were all pleasantly surprised by a relatively unknown corner of the surfing world's charms.
Now though, we're back in Hawaii, and it feels like regular transmission has resumed. The swell came to the party as the Triple Crown opened yesterday, though as these photos from Ryan Miller and Trevor Moran will attest the best of the action was to be found at the infamous Off The Wall to Pipeline stretch. "A pretty perfect day to kick off the Hawaiian season," mused Miller, "so happy." Enough of the words, please, soothe your eyes in some fresh South Pacific salt, shot by our two maestros for your viewing pleasure.