Why is it that river surfing often just seems a bit wack (cue comments from half-a-million angry righteous German wave riders in defence of their beloved Eisbach) but when it comes to seeing groms froth all over Waimea Bay's standing rivermouth wave, it all seems totally right! Actually, you don't need to answer that question.

On a recent down day along the North Shore, that's exactly what Jamie O'Brien, Kalani Chapman, Jack Robinson and team of local groms got to enjoy after having the sand ploughed out by tractors. We've still not quite got heads round the queuing system, but visibly the later you leave it the gnarlier the ride!