Long Story Short: The 2023 Billabong Pro Pipeline
A reader’s digest breakdown of the season’s first finals day.
This one is for the lurkers — the people who snoop around in the (free) shadows of our site, unwilling to rip the Stab Premium band-aid off and plug in their credit card info.
We get it. We don’t blame you. Hell, we’re in the business of talking about surfing, we’re broke too.
In your honor, here’s a brief breakdown of what happened in the final day of the Billabong Pro Pipeline.
If you wan’t the in-depth scoop, you can read the full wrap here — but it’s gonna cost ya.
TLDR (Just found out this means: “Too Long Don’t Read”)
- Dying swell, waves degrade through the day
- Caio Ibelli proves he’s still the tour’s most overlooked Pipe competitor
- Joao Chianca out-grovels Toledo (!)
- Jack Robinson looked a bit like Bruce Irons, and Tyler Wright surfed better than she has in years
- Finals held in diabolical conditions, Robbo and Carissa Moore triumphant
Why You Should Never Not Paddle Out
How an impromptu 30 minute session made a Jamaican surfer $1,000 richer.
Rio Waida Has Been Surfing Onshore, Oversized Bells Alone
...and he might not go home all year.
John Florence Releases Long-Form Piece On The 243km Great Ocean Squiggle
Tourism Victoria going, ‘he just did our job for us’.
Japanese Rice Farmer Enjoys Frightening Sumatran West Bowls
Kaito Ohashi is on his best behavior.
Watch: When People Like This Speak, We Listen
Raw, extended conversations with Clyde Aikau and Eddie Aikau winner Luke Shepardson.
Diamond Tail = Diamond Hands?
We'll explain everything in the Rusty D-Min Joyride.
Behold Australia’s Nine & NZ’s Two Challenger Series Qualifiers*
May the Southern Cross smile upon you at Snapper.
An Unordinary Life Structured Around A Tidal Bore
Long Read: The life and times of Pete Beachy.
Sun Room: The Overnight Success Of A Young Surf Band
What's it like touring the world and living off of McDonald's?
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 6
An instructional manual for the modern professional surfer
Globe Pulls Out Of The Apparel Game
…and, Taj Burrow and Dion Agius are now looking for new main sponsors.
Owen Wright Announces Retirement From Competitive And Heavy-Water Surfing
But will surf final CT event at Bells.
Fancy An Ale, Some Good Music, And A Bunch Of Tubes?
Ballet's minimalist full-length will satiate your needs.
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