The Pipe Masters

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The Pipeline Masters in a prestigious surfing event held at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii. The event has always held a certain magical element to it, being the last comp of the season, in the most insane conditions, and very close to the holidays. Quite often it also decides who the world champion will be and comes down to the wire. This year is no different as 11 time world champion, Kelly Slater, battles it out with Australian, Mick Fanning. Slater has to win the event, with Fanning going out in the Semi’s in order to be crowned world champion for an amazing 12th time. Not bad for a guy who came out of retirement a few years ago! Slater, win or not, will go down as the greatest of all time. Previous winners of The Pipe Masters are as follows:

Year Winner
1971 Hawaii Jeff Hakman
1972 Hawaii Gerry Lopez
1973 Hawaii Gerry Lopez
1974 United States Jeff Crawford
1975 South Africa Shaun Tomson
1976 Hawaii Rory Russell
1977 Hawaii Rory Russell
1978 Australia Larry Blair
1979 Australia Larry Blair
1980 Australia Mark Richards
1981 Australia Simon Anderson
1982 Hawaii Michael Ho
1983 Hawaii Dane Kealoha
1984 United States Joey Buran
1985 Australia Mark Occhilupo
1986 Hawaii Derek Ho
1987 Australia Tom Carroll
1988 Australia Robbie Page
1989 Australia Gary Elkerton
1990 Australia Tom Carroll
1991 Australia Tom Carroll
1992 United States Kelly Slater
1993 Hawaii Derek Ho
1994 United States Kelly Slater
1995 United States Kelly Slater
1996 United States Kelly Slater
1997 Hawaii John Gomes
1998 Australia Jake Paterson
1999 United States Kelly Slater
2000 United States Rob Machado
2001 Hawaii Bruce Irons
2002 Hawaii Andy Irons
2003 Hawaii Andy Irons
2004 Hawaii Jamie O’Brien
2005 Hawaii Andy Irons
2006 Hawaii Andy Irons
2007 Australia Bede Durbidge
2008 United States Kelly Slater
2009 Australia Taj Burrow
2010 France Jeremy Flores
2011 Australia Kieren Perrow
2012 Australia Joel Parkinson



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