Opening Day At Banzai Pipeline

Sunday evening saw the swell building quick. This sandbar would soon be gone thus eliminating the pesky backwash. Photo: photobrent
Sunday evening saw the swell building quick. This sandbar would soon be gone thus eliminating the pesky backwash. Photo: photobrent
Unidentified style guru. Who dat? Photo: photobrent
Unidentified style guru. Who dat? Photo: photobrent
Kalani Chapman pays respect to Pipeline after a long summer slumber. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kalani Chapman pays respect to Pipeline after a long summer slumber. Photo: Bielmann/SPL


Above: GoPro video highlights from the same swell with Jamie Sterling, Mikey Bruneau, and Sion Milosky.

Big ol' Kainoa McGee puts his SUP to the test on a macker... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Big ol' Kainoa McGee puts his SUP to the test on a macker... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Things go south quickly for Kainoa McGee... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Things go south quickly for Kainoa McGee... Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kainoa McGee's 4" thick SUP is no match for the power of Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kainoa McGee's 4" thick SUP is no match for the power of Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Certified Pipeline tubu guru Nathan Fletcher. Photo: photobrent
Certified Pipeline tube guru Nathan Fletcher. Photo: photobrent
Recent Nelscott Reef Big Wave Invitational winner Kohl Christensen takes his not-so-underground-act to the Banzai. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Recent Nelscott Reef Big Wave Invitational winner Kohl Christensen takes his not-so-underground-act to the Banzai. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Brazilian charger Stephan Figueiredo shows how to get spit out of an eight-footer at Pipeline... Photo: photobrent Photo: photobrent
Brazilian charger Stephan Figueiredo shows how to get spit out of an eight-footer at Pipeline... Photo: photobrent
Stephan Figueiredo. Photo: photobrent
Stephan Figueiredo. Photo: photobrent
Pipeline opens up for Brazilian tube tamer Stephan Figueiredo. Photo: photobrent
Pipeline opens up for Brazilian tube tamer Stephan Figueiredo. Photo: photobrent

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