Surfing magazine has announced the second annual Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge, which is being held in memory of Sion Milosky, a big-wave surfer who drowned at surf spot Mavericks in 2011. “Sion was an extraordinarily talented and humble family man. His unparalleled bravery in big waves and his first passion, charging Pipeline, made a lasting impact on the greater surf world. Steep and Deep celebrates the commitment that Sion embodied by rewarding the surfer and photographer who link up for the best water photograph of the winter from Pipeline or Backdoor,” Surfing wrote. Photographers and surfers have from Nov. 10 until Feb. 10 to shoot the two famous Hawaiian waves, and all surfers and photographers, regardless of magazine or brand affiliation, are eligible to enter. The winners will receive $2,500 each from Vans, and Vans will match the winnings by donating $5,000 to the Sion Milosky Memorial Fund, which was set up to help Milosky’s wife and two young children. To learn more about the contest and how to enter, click here.
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