Photos and Words by Mike Emery | @emeryphoto
What's your idea of a great start to the New Year? For Weedmaps (and myself, to be very clear) it's bringing all of your athletes to Hawaii for a health and wellness retreat that combines moto, surf, and skate athletes for a week of good times and relaxation. Welcome to the Weedmaps Pipehouse V2, their second year of what is a damn nice setup. I'll be documenting the trip with a few blog posts, so stay tuned.
Monday, January 8, 2018:
After spending all of my Sunday recovering (see: working on photo stuff in bed) from Anaheim One, I awoke this morning semi-tired and threw enough stuff into a couple bags. Down to San Diego I went via my new fiancée, and before I knew it my 5 and a half hour flight was touching down in Honululu airport. A short car ride to the North Shore and we made it the WM Pipehouse.
A mansion located directly across from the famous Pipeline, Backdoor, and Off the Wall surf breaks, the sound of thunder was heard the minute we walked out back. A record swell is bringing unbelievable surf to the island this week, and surf legends like Bruce Irons, Nathan Fletcher, Kelly Slater, and more all headed out to get some. Tyler Bereman and Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg are on hand representing the moto boys, and we all enjoyed watching what was an all-time session into the sunset.
We are planning to ride some local Hawaiian tracks and trails tomorrow, and will check back soon with some moto content. Until then, check out some photos from day one. Aloha!