• ASP Top 34 Take On Local Contingent for Round 1 of Billabong Pipe Masters

PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 8, 2012) - The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons kicked off Round 1 of competition today in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 metre) waves at Pipeline, hosting the ASP Top 34 as they battled the notorious local wildcards in an attempt to requalify for the 2013 ASP Top 34.

The 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will see a showdown for this year's ASP World Title and also represents the final jewel of the Vans Triple Crown.


Kolohe Andino (USA) narrowly defeated local wildcard Tyler Newton (HAW) in round 1 to secure his spot in Round 3.