On a day of heated competition with a stacked field of local chargers, 16-year-old Finn McGill and 40-year-old Gavin Beschen won the Pipe Invitational. Both surfers have scored spots in the elite Billabong Pipe Masters, which has a waiting period from December 8 - 20. McGill, who was perhaps the youngest competitor in the trials, and Beschen, who was likely the oldest, were dark horses for the win. But a mixture of solid skills, local knowledge and a building swell took them to the top.
Tune in daily at 7:30 a.m. HST on the WSL app and website to catch the Pipe Masters live.
Artist: Car Seat Headrest
Song: Destroyed By Hippie Powers