When the North Shore hits that next level in surf size and most Professional surfers are packing it in, Dave Wassel is grabbing his next level equipment. A notorious big wave charger hailing from the Garden Isle, he has called the North Shore home for the better part of the decade. Now, a lifeguard at Oahu's North Shore, Dave is a fixture at Pipeline all winter long. When things start to get heavy out at Pipe you can be sure Dave is in the mix. He is also one of the Godfathers of the Volcom house, keeping the boys in line, and just cruising at the "House the Stone Built."
Dave spends the majority of his time in or around the water along the Seven Mile Miracle. Anytime Pipeline is doing its thing, Dave is usually on it. That’s just one of the benefits of living (and working) right in front of the most famous wave in the world. Aside from surfing, Dave is also into fishing and hunting wild pigs. His biggest accomplishments are a 190-pound boar with 3 ½ inch tusks shot with a bow and arrow, 596-pound Blue Marlin caught with rod and reel and a 50-pound Ono shot with free dive spear gun. Dave is nominated for “Monster Paddle” at the 2012 Billabong Global Big Wave Awards.
Bio courtesy of: Contrast Magazine