Catch a bomb

You don't have to rush Pipeline like Fred Patacchia to get the wave of your life on the North Shore. In fact, on days like this it's best to pick up some poki at the store and just watch the show. Thankfully the surf isn't always this sizable, and along the seven miles of coast that comprise the North Shore there are less daunting breaks to go to test your mettle, no matter where you are on the food chain. (Tom Servais)