The ultimate in surfing, as experienced by The Hundreds lead street team member in Hawaii, Brian Silva:
The Billabong Pipe Masters is one of the most prestigious competitions in surfing. Pros from all over the world come to compete and ride one of the gnarliest waves out there. This year they did it in the memory of Andy Irons. For the past 3 years I’ve missed out on watching the Pipe Masters because of work. I made sure this year that I wasn’t going to miss it. I drove out and got stuck in traffic for over an hour because I woke up late. (Be sure to wake up hella early for this event). We had to park pretty far away from Pipe. Once we got to the beach and there was about 10,000 people covering the beach. It was crazy packed! I have never seen that many people on the beach in my life. You could definitely feel the energy in the air, as soon as you stepped on to the beach. Everyone was facing the ocean in awe of how big the surf was. The swell was perfect for final day. It sounded like a canons going off every time the waves crashed. Some of the biggest names in surfing were out there riding bombs. Names such as: Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, and Julian Wilson. One after another, big sets were rolling in. These guys were just taking charge on each take off. In the end, Mick Fanning became the ASP World Tour Champion, Kelly Slater won the Pipe Masters, and John John Florence won the Vans Triple Crown. It was a glorious day in surfing.