Opening Day At Banzai Pipeline

Some of the world's best—and busiest—lifeguards call Pipeline their place of work. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Some of the world's best—and busiest—lifeguards call Pipeline their place of work. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

In the immortal words of Chandler from The North Shore, "Go ahead, go shred." Photo: photobrent

In the immortal words of Chandler from The North Shore, "Go ahead, go shred." Photo: photobrent

With his $50,000 Kustom Air Strike check in pocket, Flynn Novak poses for the pack of water photogs. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

With his $50,000 Kustom Air Strike check in pocket, Flynn Novak poses for the pack of water photogs. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Ikaika Kalama with his customized GoPro camera mount...can't wait to see the footage! Photo: photobrent

Ikaika Kalama with his customized GoPro camera mount...can't wait to see the footage! Photo: photobrent

Photographer Brent Bielmann wasn't sure who this is, I'm going to guess it's either Sion Milosky or Anthony Walsh... Photo: photobrent

One of Pipeline's top dogs, Sion Milosky manning up on a macker. Photo: photobrent

We usually give bodyboarders a bit of grief on the site—but we're going to give respect when it's due. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

We usually give bodyboarders a bit of grief on the site—but we're going to give respect when it's due. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Somewhere along the line Kalani Chapman didn't get the message that big boards are out of style...he did get this bomb though. Perhaps it's time to rethink that train of thought. Photo: photobrent

Somewhere along the line Kalani Chapman didn't get the message that big boards are out of style...he did get this bomb though. Perhaps it's time to rethink that train of thought. Photo: photobrent

Nathan Fletcher tries to outrun a mountain of whitewater. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Nathan Fletcher tries to outrun a mountain of whitewater. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Sean Moody cranks it off the bottom on the first swell of the 2010/2011 season at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Sean Moody cranks it off the bottom on the first swell of the 2010/2011 season at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Unidentified putting the "Banzai" into Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Unidentified putting the "Banzai" into Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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