In a heat that was dubbed the “Battle Of The Bald Guys” Shane Dorian put on a Backdoor tube-riding clinic versus Kelly Slater. And while most of us on the beach thought Shane-O had got the best of Slater, the judges felt otherwise. Whatever the result, whether it’s in the commentary box or in a jersey, Shane Dorian still has the chops and could do some major damage if he was on tour. Photo: photobrent
Best Of The 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters
The 24 best photos from the season ending Pipe Masters
The season ending Billabong Pipe Masters featured everything we look for in a contest; brutal wipeouts, heroic tube riding, babes on the beach, WT requalification drama, and the crowning of a new ASP World Champion. Here’s a look back the best photographic moments from the 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters with Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr, Damien Hobgood, Miguel Pupo, John John Florence, Sebastian Zietz, Yadin Nicol, Pat Gudauskas and more Pipe Masters competitors.
Check out the final day highlights HERE.
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