Sunday, November 30, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 1, 2014
Ahead of the 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters, surfers descend on the break to get ready. As the sun sets, an opportunity missed.
The evening crowd is thick.
Making the drop in the afternoon glow.
Tanner Gudauskas (USA), like a flash of light.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) -- who will be competing to earn his first World Title at the Pipe Masters -- is all smiles during his warmup there.
Evening light at Pipeline, like nothing else.
Medina: First in, last out.
Another windblown peak makes its way past surfers.
A silhouetted peak casts its own rain shadow on the Hawaiian coastline.
Former Pipe Master Derek Ho (HAW) in a familiar spot.
Ho, taking off on one of the bigger waves of the evening.
Well-positioned at Pipeline.
Brett Barley (USA) finds a clean tube amid the chaos.
A rare empty peak finds its way through the lineup.