Defending champion Seth Moniz (HAW) continued to put forth standout performances at the Pipe Junior Pro, along with fellow Hawaiian Kalani David and Northern California's Nic Hdez.

Despite increasingly difficult conditions at Pipeline, Moniz and Hdez skillfully adapted their maneuvers to suit, while David logged one of the best airs in the event so far.

"Every contest I do I'm 100 percent in," said Moniz, 17, who recently posted a win in the Sunset Beach Pro Junior. "There are so many good kids surfing here, so you've definitely have to surf strong.

"It's about knowing the reefs and how every swell direction works, working with the ocean. It's knowing what's under you, having good equipment, and knowing the break that makes the difference."

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