During APEC, Hawaii’s south shore was getting all the attention.

But now that it’s winter, it’s the North Shore’s turn in the spotlight.

The only problem has been that the surf on the North Shore has looked like what you’d expect on the South Shore.

At least until Sunday, when Oahu’s North Shore finally looked like itself again – with wave sizes of 10-15 feet Hawaiian (20 foot wave faces). Although stormy, windy and even chilly – the traffic was backed up for miles with eager surf fans trying to watch the Triple Crown of Surfing’s second event at Sunset Beach.

We were there to capture the scene.

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Photo Credit: Neal Kido of Surfboard Shack and Dan Zelikman of Civil Beat

You can follow Triple Crown’s contest updates and live-feeds here.