Pipe Masters

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by JayD, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    What's up you heathens (and Betty)? I don't know about you guys but I really get pumped for the Pipe Masters. Not so much the contest itself (points, crown etc). I just really enjoy watching the best surfers surf such an awesome wave....Especially when it is pumping classic and legit Banzai Pipeline.

    Anyway, it starts tomorrow (window) and I was checking out the set up and they had this article on Slater's run. It's really remarkable what he has done and the article has all kinds of stats and historical notes. I can't help but pull for him this year and I hope he hangs in until the very end and gives some of the groms (relatively speaking) a run for their money!


    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/post...ipemasters-still-dominant-or-just-still-going
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Suite, maybe Slater can win one last time before retiring.
     

  3. frothy cheese

    frothy cheese Well-Known Member

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    May 6, 2016
    My favorite contest, for the same reasons
     
  4. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    That is what I'm thinking...it would put an !!! on the end of his career.
     
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Dude isn't human, it's unreal what he's been able to do.
     
  6. frothy cheese

    frothy cheese Well-Known Member

    256
    May 6, 2016
    He's ight
     
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    HAHA I don't get into pro surfing very much but when you look back on his entire career and where he came from it's pretty mind boggling. GOAT without a doubt.
     
  8. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    It's an amazing spectacle I've enjoyed watching since ABC's Wide World of Sports used to broadcast it each year, maybe since the late 60s? I remember being a kid watching it in my Grandma's living room on the big console color TV. Pipeline is such a beautiful wave, and when a surfer comes flying out of the death barrel with the spit, that is awesome.

    And don't get me going about Backdoor, Slater has ruled that since he was a grom. He can just magically sniff one of those shallow hollow rights out, and somehow find the doggie door.
     
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Yea SISurf, love me some old footy of backdoor.
     
  10. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2010
    this year or after 2017? I hate see him go.
     
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I think if he wins he retires on top. If he loses, he'll probably have a hard time retiring if he's still competitive and maybe comes close to winning. I have no idea though.
     
  12. mrcoop

    mrcoop Well-Known Member

    605
    Jun 22, 2010
    I thought I read some where he was in it for one year then consider retiring after 2017.
     
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah me too. I'm sure that's subject to change. It's hard to let go when you've been doing it for so long, especially when you're still better than most everybody.
     
  14. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    MR-TC-slater-.jpg

    I still think Kelly's got it
     
  15. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
  16. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Ha ha...that's good stuff. That is actually a classic photo if you think about it.
     
  17. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    "Banzai Bakery is open, donuts are in the line up and biscuits are baking on the beach"
     
  18. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    what??!! u guys are scaring me with this slater retirement talk.
    its going to suck to see him go.

    it all depends on the waves if slater has a chance or not.he's not as versatile in the small wave game as he was 10 yrs ago,but if its solid and pumping he will probably win.

    after slater retires I see the rise of the Brazilian storm over the next 10 yrs.they will dominate and nobody else is going to win.every year its some Brazilian guy getting the best waves out there
     
  19. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    the Brazilian Fart is dead. it was a fix by WSL to gain market in Brazil. Guys like JJF and the young aussies are going to own the tour for the next 5 years.
     
  20. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Wait a minute, these guys are just getting short rides ending in beach break closeouts - they could have done this in MA?