January 15, 2009

Santa Cruz Ripper Kyle Buthman’s N. Shore Blog

After arriving on Oahu midday I got a ride out to the North Shore where the Quik house will be my home base for the next 3 weeks. I was greeted by Reef McIntosh, Mark Healey, Tyler Newton, David Dupont, Naoum Idlefonse a.k.a. Black nutz and photog Daniel Russo. Pipe didn’t look to good so Reef, Healey, Blak nutz, and I grabbed our step ups and head towards Haleiwa. The waves were good size and the crowd was light so we were stoked! Black nutz broke his board in 3 places on his first wave and was forced to swim in through the river like current. Mark, Reef and I shared waves and took plenty on the head the remainder of the afternoon. After a great first session David and Reef cooked up an excellent pasta dinner and we called it a day. -KB

Naoum taking donutz! foto Russo

Naoum taking donutz! foto Russo

Russo

KB speed bank foto: Russo

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