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.
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
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.