In 2019 the mens's World Title race went all the way down to the final heat of the final event of the year. Five of the fiercest competitors on the Championship Tour, Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith, Filipe Toledo and Kolohe Andino were all in within a shot of securing surfing's highest honor.
Part 1: Pipe Invitational: The Battle For The Last Two Spots
The trials kickoff in good size surf. The Top 2 surfers from the Pipe Invitational get spots to compete in the main event.
Part 2: Billy Kemper Wins The Pipe Invitational And Round 1 Action Gets Underway
Imaikalani deVault and Billy Kemper win the last two spots in The Billabong Pipe Masters. The main event gets cracking through Seeding Round Heat 7.
Part 3: The G.O.A.T. Kelly Slater Drops A Dime
Seeding Round Heat 8 Through Round of 32 Heat 1 Kelly Slater earns his first perfect 10 of the season and Gabriel Medina, Imaikalani deVault, and JJF boast excellent scores at Pipe.
Part 4: Top Dogs Knocked Out Leaving Title Open For Ferreira, Medina, and Andino
Round of 32 Heat 1 through round of 32 heat 14 Title Race Tightens at Billabong Pipe Masters as Filipe Toledo and Jordy Smith are knocked out leaving Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, and Kolohe Andino chasing Pipe Masters History.
Part 5: Is Gabriel Medina The Most Relentless Competitor Ever?
Round of 32 Heat 15 through Round of 16 Heat 8 Medina Drops Intentional Interference Against Ibelli The current World No. 2 uses cunning heat strategy in his hunt to capture a potential third World Title at Pipeline.
Part 6: Dreams Come True As Italo Wins The Billabong Pipe Masters and Clinches The World Title
Finals Day. Quarterfinals through the Championship Ceremony. Kelly Slater Bags a Buzzer Beater at on his path to a third Vans Triple Crown of Surfing victory.Italo Ferreira Wins 2019 World Title and Billabong Pipe Masters. The 25-year-old becomes the third Brazilian ever to win a World Title.