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Reo Kanao enjoying the North Shore’s offerings on his favourite Vertrix model. The Vertrix is the perfect board for Hawaii as it excels in the critical, hollow, steeper conditions you get on the North Shore. Reo has been surfing well with speed and drive with great flare in the pocket and lip. The Vertrix really comes into its own for fast, flowing surfing when the surf is powerful. Reo also has a quiver of larger boards which he will be needing later in the week. Waves are going to be maxing out in the double to triple overhead range in the coming days with some much larger sets breaking on the outer reefs. Photos by Motoko Kumagai and Naoya Kimoto 

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