With the potential start of the Championship Tour a mere six weeks away, and with things kicking off in Hawaii instead of ending there, the early season swells already starting to bombard the islands could be a positive sign of what's to come.

Over the past few days the North Shore was greeted with a fun northwest swell that got everyone looking forward to the winter season on Oahu. Among the stoked locals who scored this swell was Nathan Florence, who busted out the GoPro to capture his first dawn patrol of the season.

We're glad he did ... although it does make us wish we got this barreled before breakfast.

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