Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pipe Masters Surf Competition

Way back on December 9, Jarrod and I went to the famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore to watch the world's best surfers compete in the Pipe Masters, the final event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the cap-off to the pro surfing year. We picked an awesome day to go -- the waves were 10 feet and higher -- and had an absolutely amazing time!
This is Kelly Slater, the best surfer in the world. He's 40 years old, but he's still right up there with the 18-year-olds. He's Jarrod's favorite surfer (partly because he's from Florida like Jarrod), so we were thrilled that we got to see him up close before he got into the water for his heat.

After the day we went, the surf quieted down and the event wasn't on again until last Friday. Jarrod and I thought of going to see the finals but he had to be at work at 1 and it takes an hour to drive to the beach where the competition was held, so we just watched it on TV.

And the winner is...
...Joel Parkinson! We were lucky to snap a picture of him getting out of the water the day we went!

1 comment:

  1. So glad that you and Jarrod got to go see this amazing competition while your there.


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