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HONOLULU, Oahu, Banzai Pipeline - (Saturday, December 8, 2012) -- The Billabong Pipe Masters got underway on the very first day of the 12 day waiting period in a 5'-10' west swell. The contest kissed off at 11am as the new swell started to fill in. By mid afternoon there were 10' plus 2nd reef sets. There were pumping waves for all the heats. Upsets of the day included local Surfer Kalani Chapman (HAW) defeating Tiago Pires (PRT) and Cj Hobgood (USA) eliminating local hero and former event winner Jamie O'Brien (HAW)..All of Round 1 and three heats of Round 2 were completed. All three surfers in the running for the 2012 World Title, Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA) and Mick Fanning (AUS) did not surf today as they are seeded into the 3rd round. .Photo: joliphotos.com
HONOLULU, Oahu, Banzai Pipeline - (Saturday, December 8, 2012) -- The Billabong Pipe Masters got underway on the very first day of the 12 day waiting period in a 5'-10' west swell. The contest kissed off at 11am as the new swell started to fill in. By mid afternoon there were 10' plus 2nd reef sets. There were pumping waves for all the heats. Upsets of the day included local Surfer Kalani Chapman (HAW) defeating Tiago Pires (PRT) and Cj Hobgood (USA) eliminating local hero and former event...
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