Billabong Pipeline Masters In Memory Of Andy Irons: Day 1 Photos And Video

Joel Parkinson with an early morning slot at Backdoor. One more heat and Parko is a repeat Vans Triple Crown winner. Photo: Checky

Joel Parkinson with an early morning slot at Backdoor. One more heat and Parko is a repeat Vans Triple Crown winner. Photo: Checky

Matt "Wilko" Wilkerson took care of wildcard Clay Marzo in round one as well as Brett Simpson in round two. Photo: Checky

Matt "Wilko" Wilkerson took care of wildcard Clay Marzo in round one as well as Brett Simpson in round two. Photo: Checky

Former World Champion Tom Carroll packs a bomb at Rockpiles while heat two at Pipeline is run in four-foot rights. Photo: Checky

Former World Champion Tom Carroll packs a bomb at Rockpiles while heat two at Pipeline is run in four-foot rights. Photo: Checky

Taylor "Captain America" Knox rocks up to the beach for his heat with Rob Machado—the battle of North San Diego County as it was billed. Knox came out on to for the record. Photo: Checky

Taylor "Captain America" Knox rocks up to the beach for his heat with Rob Machado—the battle of North San Diego County as it was billed. Knox came out on to for the record. Photo: Checky

Meanwhile at Rockpiles... Photo: Dorsey

Meanwhile at Rockpiles... Photo: Dorsey

Not epic but better than any day ever at most spots. Photo: Checky

Not epic but better than any day ever at most spots. Photo: Checky

There were thousands of people on the beach, yet our talented photog managed scout out the hottest one. Photo: Stafford/SPL

There were thousands of people on the beach, yet our talented photog managed scout out the hottest one. Photo: Oliver Kurtz/Stafford's camera

While the Pipe Masters was going on at Pipe, up the road at Sunset Tom Curren was challenging the infamous inside bowl with his usual flawless style. Photo: Dorsey

While the Pipe Masters was going on at Pipe, up the road at Sunset Tom Curren was challenging the infamous inside bowl with his usual flawless style. Photo: Dorsey

North Shore upstart Kiron Jabour in his first ever Pipeline Masters. Good on ya Kiron! Photo: Checky

North Shore upstart Kiron Jabour in his first ever Pipeline Masters. Good on ya Kiron! Photo: Checky

Dueling choppers at the Billabong Pipeline Masters In Memory Of Andy Irons...only difference is that the little one had a video camera attached to it. Photo: Checky

Dueling choppers at the Billabong Pipeline Masters In Memory Of Andy Irons...only difference is that the little one had a video camera attached to it. Photo: Checky

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