As has become par for the event, there were plenty of waves on tap for the Hawaiian leg of the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge.
Team Pacific Vibrations’ Casey Brown, tearing into Bowls.  Photo: Tony Heff
The view of the city. Photo: Tony Heff
With plenty of surf, competitors relished the empty lineup at Bowls.
HIC’s Davin Jaime, eyeing down an open line. Tony Heff
If you pull up to Ala Moana and it looks like this without a crowd, just wait for the colored jerseys to show up.
Insert yourself here. Photo: Tony Heff
The view from the channel. Photo: Tony Heff
And the view from the judges’ tent.
What would you give to have this lineup with only three other souls?
Buried at sea. Photo: Tony Heff
Bottoms up. Photo: Tony Heff
Channel side cheering. Photo: Tony Heff
Tag team, in full effect. Photo: Tony Heff
Maui’s Team High Tech. Photo: Tony Heff
Last year’s champs, Team HIC, couldn’t keep their momentum this year.
Team HIC’s Joel Centeio can always finding something to smile about.  Photo: Tony Heff
Bowls got torn a new one by the OSSC.
The Hawaiian version of The Voice. Photo: Tony Heff
Kaoli Kahokuloa didn’t make it to the final heat, but he did turn some heads in the lineup. Photo: Tony Heff
Kekoa Bacalso, ready for destruction. Photo: Tony Heff
The Surf Shop Challenge, now in Technicolor.
Kekoa Cazimero, taking the rail to work. Photo: Tony Heff
Elevator drops galore. Photo: Tony Heff
City scape meets sea scape.
How many other regional events bore witness to tuberides in every heat?  Kylen Yamakawa scores. Photo: Tony Heff
The kind of lines worth waiting in. Photo: Tony Heff
The view from the lineup looking toward the contest arena.
Team Surf N Sea's Pancho Sullivan, all business. Photo: Tony Heff
Pancho again, making it rain.
Team Pipe Dreams. Photo: Tony Heff
Sean Moody, on rail and on point. Photo: Tony Heff
Make the tag.
Make the tag. Photo: Tony Heff
A few words of encouragement. Photo: Tony Heff
Your 2012 Hawaii Regionals Winner, Team Town & Country.
Last year’s Champs, Team HIC, award Town & Country with their trophy.
Hawaii’s known for its surprise showers.
It pays to be a winner. These boys are bound for Bali and the national champs. Photo: Tony Heff
A new kind of Hawaiian rainbow. Photo: Tony Heff
From city life to rippable peaks, it pays to be a surfer in Honolulu. Photo: Tony Heff
The 2012 Hawaiian leg of the OSSC once again proved to be a huge success with plenty of waves and top-shelf surfing. Photo: Tony Heff
Hole in one at the OSSC. Travis Hashimoto knows all about it. Photo: Tony Heff

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