It was quite a show going on today at Pipeline. Like I said in my last post, I took a lot of photos. Below are my highlights from the morning, including another epic sequence. Stay tuned for shots of Pipe maxing out this evening.
First light at Pipeline this morning. There were 5 guys out when I got there and it was still dark..
Slow shutter on this one in the early morning light.
The beach looked beautiful under the golden sunrise.
What a nice ride at dawn. This guy started his day right.
More beautiful light, and a not so beautiful broken board.
A perfect wave.
Nothing like busting an air in the morning.
Another perfect early morning wave.
John John Florence about to make the paddle out.
A double takeoff at Pipeline.
A clean, textbook exit from the barrel.
Some bright morning light over at Off The Wall.
A not so clean exit.
He’s almost there.
Under one large curtain.
Another great barrel.
The lineup by 7:15 am.
Classic barrel riding stance.
A big drop.
Another sick drop.
A nice wave at Backdoor.
And another epic drop.
What a clean wave.
He’s deep in this barrel. And yes, he made it.