Watch Hawaii's best grommets tackle solid surf on one of the most challenging waves on Oahu's North Shore.
The Sunset Beach local tops the field of 112 in the first regional event of the season.
Competitors in the QS 1,000 enjoyed perfect surf on Monday, and Billy Kemper took advantage with back-to-back 9-point rides.
The first event of the Hawaii/Tahiti Nui region kicked off at blustery Sunset Beach.
The event is expected to deliver peak-season surf