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BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) Gabriel Medina BRA), Kelly Slater (USA)  and Mick Fanning (AUS). The final stop of the 2014  World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, was been called ON today in double- to triple-overhead surf. <br />
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Competition began with the Men's Pipe Masters Invitational. A 32-man event comprised of local Pipe specialists competing for a US$100,000 prize purse as well as two wildcard positions in the Billabong Pipe Masters. <br />
The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons will determine this year’s world surfing champion as well as those who qualify for the elite tour in 2015. As the third and final stop on the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series  the event will also determine the winner of the revered three-event leg.<br />
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The ASP Heritage Series, which celebrates the rich culture and history of professional surfing, is poised to have its third and final competitive event of the season with a four-man heat between Gary Elkerton (AUS), Tom Carroll (AUS), Derek Ho (HAW) and Sunny Garcia (HAW).<br />
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The world’s best female surfers will also compete at Pipeline this year in the Women’s Pipe Masters Invitational with reigning six-time  Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), two-time Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), Australian powerhouse Tyler Wright (AUS) and international icon Bethany Hamilton (HAW) battling it out at the world-famous Pipeline. Photo: joliphotos.com
BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) Gabriel Medina BRA), Kelly Slater (USA) and Mick Fanning (AUS). The final stop of the 2014 World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, was been called ON today in double- to triple-overhead surf.

Competition began with the Men's Pipe Masters Invitational. A 32-man event comprised of local Pipe specialists competing for a US$100,000 prize purse as well as two wildcard positions in the...
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