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By Jake Howard
The action on the North Shore continues unabated. A couple weeks ago, it was Finn McCarty paddling out at Waimea Bay for his first session; this time, it is San Clemente’s Cannon Carr’s turn. Carr bagged the wave of his young life at Backdoor Pipeline, and waves like this don’t come around all that often, so they’re definitely worth celebrating when they do.
Carr’s been posted up on Oahu for a few weeks now and is clearly feeling comfortable in the powerful Hawaiian conditions. And while experience is all well and good, sometimes it pays just to be in the right place at the right time.
Rocking a helmet for protection, 14-year-old Carr swung deep under the ledge and threaded his way through one impossible section after another.
When he finally kicked out on the sand, his boys were waiting there to help chair him up the beach, including local inspiration Griffin Colapinto.
“Thanks for the show, Cannon. That was sick,” remarked Colapinto on Instagram.
Video of the wave went viral and has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including most of the renowned pros, who were raving in the comments sections.
“So grateful to be in Hawaii,” Carr said on his Instagram post.