Billabong Pioneers Of Pipeline
Narrated by retired North Shore lifeguard, artist and bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham, this 14-part video series takes us through the decades as Cunningham shares memories of the greatest he's ever seen at his beloved Banzai Pipeline. To complement the series, Cunningham created a "found object" art installation on display at the event, featuring selected treasures he discovered during his countless dives along the reef that gives Pipeline its teeth.
But first: Haleiwa, Sunset, Waimea. Female legends of the ‘70s make their mark at the North Shore's other heavy headliners.
The focus shifts back to Pipe and Backdoor thanks to Jodie Cooper, Rochelle Ballard, Keala Kennelly.
From Joyce to Moana Wong and all the great women in between, we've never been more ready for the first women's World Championship Tour
Out of the entire ocean, there's one small stretch of reef that's become the most significant place in the world of surfing: The Banzai
Phil Edwards takes the first giant leap over the ledge, forever changing the world of surfing.
Before Gerry, there was Butch. The first to peek behind the curtain, paint on the cave walls and make it out alive.
Gerry Lopez by no means invented style, but he was undoubtedly its master.
A brigade of Australians and South Africans descend on the North Shore with a one-track mind-set: be the best guys at Pipe and Backdoor, by
The design that changed it all with a single wave when the world was watching.
If you thought only surfers pioneered the Pipeline, you're missing a huge part of the story.
From the mid ‘80s to the early ‘90s, there were these two guys at Pipe. And then there was everyone else.
While Sunny dominated the Triple Crown, Kelly dominated the world.
There's no legend of Andy Irons without Bruce. No Bruce without Andy.
No matter how much time you put in at Pipeline, these two will always have an advantage.
Gabriel Medina demolishes the "small wave" stereotype in a single winter.
The women have never been more ready to make history at the world's heaviest wave.
No matter the year, the generation or the surfer, one thing has remained the same: The Wave.