• Billabong Pipe Masters: Opening Ceremony

Today was a special day for the opening of the Billabong Pipe Masters waiting period. Everyone gathered on the beach at Pipe this morning for the opening ceremony which was MC'd by Tony Moniz. Tony had everyone pay homage to past winners, those who have died at Pipeline and the wave itself.

After the ceremony everyone sang happy birthday to young Axel Irons who turned five today. It was a special moment with the entire beach singing for him.

Unfortunately, the contest was called off today, but there is a good amount of swell in the long range forecast, so keep your fingers crossed.