30: Gabriel Medina is the First Goofyfoot to Win in 18 Years
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30: Gabriel Medina is the First Goofyfoot to Win in 18 Years

There's a pretty reasonable explanation as to why it took 18 years for a goofyfoot to win the Pipe Masters after Rob Machado did in 2000 - and why so few have won going since the early 90s - and that reason is Kelly Slater and Andy Irons. Since 1990 the two have combined for 11 of the titles over that period along with Pipe Specialists JOB and Bruce Irons securing a couple more, but it was Andy and Kelly who seemed to ice out the goofyfoots for nearly 30 years at Pipe. It wasn't until the Brazilian Storm of Medina and Ferreira that goofies would reestablish themselves as the dominant stance at Pipeline.

 

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