The Pipeline Masters Starts Today

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The Triple Crown of Surfing Pipeline Masters Begins Today on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii

The final event, of three, in the very exciting professional surfing begins today.  The Pipeline Masters takes place at the Bonzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii.   The North Shore is known for it’s consistent winter swells of 20 -30 feet which allows for these 3 unique and exciting events.  Contestants must show they are capable of mastering all three type of different waves and conditions.  The 2 previous events – the Hawaiian Reef Pro in Haleiwa and the World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach were held earlier this month.

Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa

Congratulation to Hawaii local Joel Centeio for winning the Reef Hawaiian Pro held earlier this month in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii.  Joel wins $20,000 for riding the 6 – 8 feet waves.

World Cup of Surfing

Joel Parkinson won the World Cup of Surfing title help at North Shore’s Sunset Beach.  Waves reach 20 feet tall during the competition from an uncommon swell.

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

The “Eddie”, Big Wave competition also occurred earlier this month for the first time since 2004.   It’s the world’s longest running and prestigious big wave surf competition.  Greg Long comes from  behind to surprise the crowd to beat former champion Kelly Slater.  Here is a partial list of the invitees for this year:

Grant “Twiggy” Baker
Takayuki Wakita
Andy Irons
Brian Keaulana
Clyde Aikau
Darryl Virostko
Reef McIntosh
Rusty Keaulana
Sunny Garcia
Peter Mel
Tom Carroll
Jamie Sterling
Kelly Slater
Keone Downing

Triple Crown of Surfing Location

The Triple Crown is held close the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.  Many contestants stayed at Turtle Bay Hotel or at the Turtle Bay Vacation Condo Rentals.

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