Winter’s gone. That’s significant in Hawaii, because winter brings the big waves and attracts the big surfers from all over the world. Further inside, the reef gets shallower and actually pokes itself above the waterline here and there; dealing properly with the finish of a ride is very important. This is even more the case on larger days, when the unwary surfer might come out of the tube, start paddling, and be faced with a full-on major closeout set – one of the North Shore‘s scariest moments. History’s most dramatic heart-stopping surfing competition. This is Pipeline Masters the remarkable story of the groundbreaking surfing competition that has, since its inception in 1971, defined extreme. Held in the fearsome tubes of Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline, the Masters stands alone as the sport’s most popular, prestigious competitive event. Slater has made the Pipeline Masters final 10 out of the 17 times he has entered the event winning in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2008. His 2008 win comes nine years after he last clinched the Pipeline crown in ’99.
This time Pipe didn’t give us those oohs and awe’s of pulling in so deep backdoor on a drilling 25’ Face, dodging death. There were no waves, but we couldn’t wait any longer. Might be the heaviest manuever ever done on the face of a wave. This was his 3rd win at Pipe. In giant, dangerous 16- to 20-foot wave face heights, eight winners emerged from the HIC Pipeline Pro Trials. Some were young guns.
Beginners and advanced surfers are welcome to apply and will be invited to . The reef underneath it is hard and nasty and lethal, covered with weirdly shaped rocks and deadly little caves an unfortunate surfer can get sucked into. For decades, hundreds of surfers from around the globe travel here to prove their mastery of the waves in the caverns of Pipe. With exploding tubes over shallow lava reef & sand. Pipe has been considered the most dangerous wave on the planet and is definitely shows no sign of slowing down.
In the previous day of competition, Joel Parkinson scored two perfect 10's, which is the first time in the history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing a surfer has earned a perfect 20 out of 20 heat! What will happen next and who become the new Men's champion of the VTCS? The world’s top ranked Brazilian surfer ADRIANO DE SOUZA is on track to finish the year inside the ASP top 5 after comfortably beating former world junior champion KEKOA BACALSO (HAW) in round three. The 21-year-old trailed for most of the heat before firing back into the lead with an 8.33 on his final ride.
His affinity for Pipe is beyond compare, and his performances this winter have been awe-inspiring. Another wildcard favorite is Kalani Chapman, whose appetite for big waves and heavy situations makes him a constant threat at Pipe. Make a proper path with no breaks, click the main vent on the top and watch the water flowing. Make as many more as you like or replace existing. Because for over 35 years there has been only one surf contest where the winner earns more than money, more than fame or ratings point, but rather the surfing world’s most coveted title: Pipeline Master. Year after year of outrageous rides, bone-crushing wipeouts, nail-biting competition and the sort of drama that can only come when you pit the very best against the very worst: some of the most deadly, hairy, out-of-control waves ever seen.Tags: Backdoor, Reef, Globe Travel, Manuever, Hic Pipeline, Caverns, Closeout, Nine Years, Banzai Pipeline, Dodging Death