Let's Talk story Category: Surfing
As the the third and final stop of the World Tour and Vans Triple Crown, the Pipe Masters—which has a holding period from Dec. 8th - 20th—has come to be regarded as the most fabled event in professional surfing. Known as the wave that all others are judged against, Pipeline is regarded as the Everest of surfing, which makes winning at this respected locale a feather in the cap of all who don a jersey. But make no mistake, surfing Pipeline is one of the most dangerous undertakings an athlete can tackle in the sport.
Last February, the world marveled and cast their collective attention to the North Shore of O’ahu. With 40-foot-plus walls of water marching through the lineup at Waimea Bay, the Eddie—surfing’s most prestigious big-wave event—was given the green light as competitors in the invite-only contest pushed themselves over the ledge and raised the bar in big-wave surfing. And after a close call that nearly saw the event cancelled for the year, news broke late last week that The Eddie would run this year, if conditions permit.