Pipe board or Pipe boards. In a sentance: "why would you bring your pipe boards on a trip to New Jersey"
Pipe is a dreamy barrel, so judges want to see barrels and any "trick" should only be an exclamation point after a sick tube. A juicy hack or something is nice before a heavy tube and would probably add to the wave score too.
One more question if I may. When paddling out to Pipeline through the channel do you ever need to duck dive, or is it an easy go? I just need to know what it's like so I can describe it.
Also if anyone is interested in really helping me with my book please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I really want to make sure anything I put about surfing is relevant. I have surfed and do know a lot about the subject, but have never gone out in big waves or the north shore.
at pipe they usually ride step boards with rounded pin tails that are typically longer than a standard shortboard. some guys (like kelly and shane dorian) ride really short boards that are thicker to give them more paddle power