I didnt get down to the contest till 10 and parking was INSANE. we parked at our friends and then rode bikes from foodland to pipe.
I was rooting for Mick and JJF, glad to see everybody got a piece of the action, it was INSANE
Got a decent spot at Ehukai on the sand looking into the tube at pipe. I had to turn my head to about 10oclock to see the action. then this group of people sat right in front me and my view of pipe. I was SO BOTHERED!!!!
Pupos wave was a 9.7, if not a ten.
Mick took his beatings and had those good waves but that was not a 9.7
Judges said they gave him the 9.7 since he did a technical bottom turn into the barrel, vs drop in behind the peak like Yadin did. I think Yadin's wave was a harder wave to surf. I'd much rather have a nice roll in wave at pipe than a late drop (if I could ever surf pipe that big).