I checked out the North Shore Surf Shop Pipe Pro Junior event for a few hours on Thursday in between work. I shot some pics of 3 womens heats, and one of the guys heats. It definitely wasn’t all-time Pipeline, but there were a few barrels out there. The competitors made solid work of the less than ideal conditions, throwing down big carves and snaps all the way to the beach. Below are some of my shots.
Taking advantage of all that this small wave had to offer
Taking off on a set wave
Tearing one up right by the beach
In the slot, looking for a barrel to remind her that she’s surfing Pipeline
One of the guys with a hard carve
A decently clean one right here
Tatiana West Webb with a small barrel. She ended up winning the event.
Tatiana West Webb with a smaller wave
A bottom turn under a gloomy looking sky
One of the girls, post heat
One of the girls hitting the lip hard
Tatiana West Webb going for another barrel on her way to the win
A nice closeout over at Backdoor
See, there were barrels. This was a super heavy closeout!
Closing shot: One of the girls exiting the water after a tough, wave starved heat