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Kelly Slater joined the ASP Desk during the 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters to talk board design, inspiration and friendly rivalries. Plus: What he really thinks about Medina’s win in Tahiti?
Imagine having stabbed in the throat by your own surfboard, sustaining a lacerated windpipe and breathing through a flap in your neck. This happened to Tracks editor Luke Kennedy at Sunset.
Welcome to Konichiwaves. Join the gang as they journey South, down the eastern beaches of Shikoku, Japan, via smoky Karaoke bars and small fishing villages. Plus a hop, skip, jump and five flights further South.
Never underestimate the importance of a good relationship with your shaper. Here we take a look at John John Florence and his long time friend and shaper Jon Pyzel.
Benjamin Sanchis (Hossegor, France) tows into one of the biggest waves ever challenged at Nazaré, Portugal, gets air, recovers, then goes down hard on December 11, 2014.
Seven-time Billabong Pipe Master Kelly Slater (USA) breaks down the ins and outs of Pipe, outlining his approach at each turn. It’s particulaly interesting that just like every other crowded wave in the world, Pipe also has a crowd of people just floating around following eachother, according to Kelly.
With a Round 2 elimination at the Billabong Pipe Masters, the South African takes a final bow. Travis Logie dishes out his finals words as a professional surfer after almost 10 successful years on Tour.
Aritz Aranburu being rescued during round two of the Pipe Masters. As the swell suddenly spiked up at Pipe, water patrol sprang into action — and expertly navigated a heaving wave. Lucky for everyone who likes to get shacked off their skull, the North Shore has a set of lifeguards who are among the most talented in the world.
Round 2 at the Billabong Pipe Masters saw heavy waves amid building swell and wind. Still, the best surfers in the world found some huge drops and a few big scores to impress a growing crowd.
Jamie O’Brien checks out the North Shore lineup in a heli tour of Pipe. He discusses the reef, Backdoor, and explains the importance of the valley and a river that once existed in shaping the beach and reef in to the perfect marvel that is Pipeline. “The best Pipeline swell ever would be a WNW swell, southeast wind,” he said, “and 8-10 feet [Hawaiian] would set this place on fire.”