• BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS

EVENT WINDOW: December 8-20, 2014
LOCATION: Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Hawaii
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -10
COORDINATES: 21º40' N, 158º03' W
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Billabong Pipe Masters Guide

Attitude: Pipe is the proving ground of the surf world. Surfers from hundreds of countries make pilgrimages here to test their mettle in the cavernous barrels. With a packed winter lineup, the crowded takeoff spots makes for some volatile situations. Surfers with the expertise to paddle out here come prepared to do battle -- with both the sea and fellow chargers.

The Wave: Guts for glory. With exploding tubes over shallow lava reef and sand, for decades Pipe has been considered the most dangerous wave on the planet. The history of the place combined with the sheer ferocity of the wave makes winning the Pipe Masters a meaningful achievement for many pros. Careers are made there, as much as boards are broken.

Apres Surf: The global surf industry descends on the seven-mile stretch of the North Shore during the annual end-of-year event. While it's called "the country" for its relatively rural environs, there’s always a party to be found during the Pipe Masters.

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PAST EVENT CHAMPIONS:
2013: Kelly Slater (USA)
2012: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
2011: Kieren Perrow (AUS)
2010: Jeremy Flores (FRA)
2009: Taj Burrow (AUS)
2008: Kelly Slater (USA)
2007: Bede Durbidge (AUS)
2006: Andy Irons (HAW)
2005: Andy Irons (HAW)
2004: Jamie O'Brien (HAW)
2003: Andy Irons (HAW)
2002: Andy Irons (HAW)
2001: Bruce Irons (HAW)
2000: Rob Machado (USA)