NORTH SHORE ~ PART 2
The waves leading up to the Pipe Masters had been fairly average with unfavorable winds and plenty of sand piled up. So when the final event of the year kicked off with some backdoor and pipe barrels on offer, everyone was beyond pumped!! Jordy looked the goods in the opening round and walked away with a strong win, the World Title pressure does not seem to be affecting him…
Seabass, heading out for one of the few sessions at Pipe leading up to the event window… riding his magic 6’6 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 Proton step-up (from the sunset event)
Seabass, always looking comfortable out at Pipe and Backdoor, even while sneaking out the doggy door
Soli Bailey, putting it on the line and making a name for himself out at backdoor, before the event kicked off
Jordy Smith, looking cool and calm before heading out for his Rnd 1 heat, in which he smashed!
Jordy has been riding Taco Grinders all year long, even in some of the smaller stuff, but when the waves get solid the Taco Grinder is his go-to. During his Rnd 1 heat he rode a 6’6 x 19 x 2 5/8 33.3L
Jordy Smith receiving the support he deserves, from a diehard fan!
Kiron Jabour is a local boy that knows the ins-and-outs of the famous 7 mile miracle, he’s always in the right place at the right time… just like this session he shared with close friend, John John Florence. Riding a 6’6 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 SP12 Step Up
Kiron, steep and deep at backdoor, just where he wants to be!
Coming off a strong win at Sunset, Conner Coffin gets an important win in the opening rounds at the Pipe Masters. Conner is on the bubble for requalification, and every heat counts! He got the win at sunset riding a 6’4 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 Fever step-up, and has since been riding the model out front at Pipe…
Connor O’Leary, opting for a trusty Taco Grinder for a warm-up session at pipe, before the event kicked off. The Taco Grinder has been a longtime TEAM favorite, for real waves and tube riding.
Reef Heazlewood, sliding into a gem at Pipe. Reef is more known for his technical surfing in smaller conditions, but he’s got what it takes in the real stuff too!
Local underground charger, Kona Oliveira, on what appears to be the wave of the day at OTW