29. Occy Tries To Let Sunny Garcia Win, Pipeline Declines
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29. Occy Tries To Let Sunny Garcia Win, Pipeline Declines

Going into the 1995 Pipe Masters, you could have bet the farm that rankings leader Sunny Garcia would become the second Hawaiian in history to win a World Title.    But there are no givens in surfing, especially at Pipeline and when wildcard Mark Occhilupo is your Round Two draw. Occ - with no intentions of playing spoiler - intentionally gave his friend priority four times in the heat. But Sunny simply had a shocker and, after losing his board in the dying minutes, a desperate Occhilupo even offered his own. 

It was too late. Pipeline played the ultimate spoiler once again, opening the backdoor for Kelly Slater to slide through to his third World Title.

 

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