47: Rory Russell's Run
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47: Rory Russell's Run

In the 1978 Pipe Masters, Rory "the Dog" Russel paddled into a last-second left and emerged from the barrel sure that he'd just secured his third consecutive Pipe Masters win. He looked back over his shoulder to see his friend and teammate Gerry Lopez in the whitewash - the result of Russel's drop-in. The interference left Russel in 2nd place to Larry Blair, but it was still an unprecedented streak of results. Between 1973 and 1978, Russel had finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, and this final 2nd place. A true Pipeline Master.

 

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