Billabong Pipe Masters calls Lay Day
Billabong Pipe Masters
ASP Men's World Tour Event
Banzai Pipeline, North Shore Oahu
8 - 20 December 2012
Drop In Swell Forces Lay Day for Billabong Pipe Masters
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 December, 2012 : - - Pipeline, Oahu Hawaii -- The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons has been called off for the day with small decreasing swell on offer at Pipeline. Stop No. 10 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pipe Masters enjoyed classic conditions for the opening two days of the waiting period and event officials are anticipating a new swell to ignite the infamous reef later this week for a dramatic finish to competition.
“The swell we had yesterday dropped substantially overnight, so we’re calling the contest off for today,” Marty Thomas, Vans Triple Crown Contest Director said. “We’re expecting a new swell to hit at the end of this week, but we’ll still come back tomorrow morning to assess conditions.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 8am start. Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pipe Masters, are calling for: The current NW swell will continue to fade through early next week. Looking further out, a much smaller NW swell will move in Wed/Thur, with a good size WNW swell on track for Friday the 14th.
When Billabong Pipe Masters competition resumes Gabriel Medina (BRA), 18, Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, and Kelly Slater (USA), 40, will take to the water first in Heat 3 of Round 4.
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BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 16.40, Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.17, Dane Reynolds (USA) 9.96
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.10, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 6.20, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 5.83
REMAINING BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 4 MATCH UPS:
Heat 3: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Josh Kerr (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 4: Yadin Nicol (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Shane Dorian (HAW)
Author: The Editors
Tags: Billabong Pipe Masters, Vans Triple Crown, World Titles