From big upsets to Mick Fanning’s triumph, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal shook up the World Title race. It now comes down to the wire and the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipe Masters, where three surfers – Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater – will have a chance to win professional surfing’s most coveted prize.
Everything you need to know heading into the ASP world title showdown between Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Gabriel Medina at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii December 8 – from the history of the event to current form of the contenders. All in Episode 3 of THE PIPELINE with Jed Smith
Joel Parkinson sustained an injury while freesurfing Pipeline Tuesday, and has withdrawn from the Vans World Cup of Surfing, the second event of the Triple Crown of Surfing.
Stephanie Gilmore, has claimed her 6th world surfing crown today, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour. Gilmore opened up this year’s season with an emphatic win at home on the Gold Coast, reestablishing herself as a threat to the title following years of pressure applied by a new generation of talent.
After three consecutive lay days, the Target Maui Pro kicked off with a bang. Tyler Wright (AUS) put her fellow World Title contenders — Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) — on red alert when she earned a near-perfect 18.90 heat total in the opening round at Honolua Bay.
Along with epic performances and huge scores, surfers at the Reef Hawaiian Pro also took incredible falls, wiping out in a big way. Take a look at their epic montage.
Adriano De Souza (BRA) has bowed out of the Billabong Pipe Mastersbecause of a persistent knee injury, according to a Facebook note he posted Thursday. The Brazilian has been open about his knee pain at recent competitions and, after consulting with family and doctors, has decided to withdraw from the event in Hawaii.
Defending Vans Triple Crown champ John John Florence (HAW) has opted out of competing in the Reef Hawaiian Pro because of a hamstring injury.
For the first time in his 17-year World Tour career, Taj Burrow (AUS) is withdrawing from the Billabong Pipe Masters. Burrow is scheduled for a shoulder surgery in Los Angeles which will require 3 months of recovery.
Gaby woke up early and went out for a sesh before his heat against Julian Wilson in SP Prime. Only a few waves to warm up and you can see what he was up to. Enjoy.