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Monday, November 16, 2009
Updated: June 15, 11:37 AM ET
Don't Call It "Flat"


The skills vs. charms debate on the North Shore rages: Monyca Byrne-Wicky or Alana Blanchard? I present to you Exhibit A.
"I slept the whole day the other day," said Kai Barger, "I don't know, it might have been yesterday?"

Forgive the kid for forgetting what day he pulled a Rip Van Winkle, it's been a slow couple of days here on the North Shore. But of course, you can't expect everybody to sleep through the doldrums.

On Saturday evening Jack Johnson played host to a fairly sizable affair on the other side of the island. I told myself I would try not to and make any comparisons between Jack's hair style and Ron Burgundy, so I won't. But man, he sure is looking classy.

And don't be fooled. It hasn't been totally flat. In fact, when judged on normal, human standards, you could say it's been kind of fun. There's a big sand bar at Off The Wall, and another couple banks up around Pupukea, so if you have the inclination there's still something to go play around on. Folks like Andy Irons and Carissa Moore had a spot of fun over the weekend.

Other than that, there's a fun-size swell due Wednesday/Thursday, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, some of our photographer friends a have been busy reeling in the days, and here's a quick sampling of what they've pulled in...

Jack may have brought the hair to the stage, but island girl Paula Fuga brought the voice.

Andy Irons, another winter in Hawaii, another blow tail. "We've been her forever," says Andy.

"You know what they say about the size of a man's lens?"

Carissa Moore mostly shows face on the North Shore on the weekends, when she's not locked down in school. Needless to say, with a quiver of sleds in the Target garage, she's been having some kinda fun.

Jack and an accordian—don't think for a minute the U of H chicks in the audience weren't melting.