It’s easily 12 foot at Pipeline in Hawaii today, and even if you’re not a rabid fan of surfing, we strongly recommend you check out the webcast as the surf is FIRING.
In Hawaii they have four surfers in the water during each heat instead of two so there’s always plenty of action. Young Australian Jack Freestone just had his first taste of Pipeline and watching him dodge monsters out there you had to feel for the 19-year-old kid – even from in front of a computer screen it looks terrifying.
Billabong Pipe Masters Round 1 Match Ups
Heat 1: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Marcus Hickman (HAW)
Heat 2: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Heat 3: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Evan Valiere (HAW)
Heat 4: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Bruce Irons (HAW)
Heat 5: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Ian Walsh (HAW)
Heat 6: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Kai Barger (HAW)
Heat 7: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Aamion Goodwin (HAW)
Heat 8: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Jamie O’Brien (HAW)
Heat 9: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Laurie Towner (AUS)
Heat 10: Willian Cardoso (BRA) vs. Shane Dorian (HAW)
Heat 11: Tanner Gudauskas (USA) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 12: Mason Ho (HAW) vs. Hank Gaskell (HAW)