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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