Hi, I am wondering if you can help me with a project I am doing. I'm writing about a pro surfer and have some questions about surf boards.

My questions are:
1. What type of surfboards do the pros ride when surfing pipeline? (Especially during contests) I don't need all the specifics. Just a typical name to call them.

IE: Could i say he is using a "semi-gun thruster" or would no one actually say that? Originally I had him JUST riding a thruster...but that could be any board with 3 fins right?

2. Do the pros ever ride shortboards at pipe? I know Kelly does, but other than him? haha. And if so, what kind?

3. Do the pros ever do tricks out at Pipe during contests...or are the judges mostly looking for barrel rides?