The 2023 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Highlight Reel You Probably Knew You Needed
Indulge in 4:51 of proper Pipe glory.
On January 14th and 15th, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout ran in conditions where words like “monumental, best ever, and historic” slipped from lips. Even Nathan Florence, our co-host in Ep 4 of Pick Up, presented by Vans believes “that day will go down as one of the best surf competition days at Pipe — and the most dangerous.”
Proper Pipeline prevailed over the event window, with the oddball Backdoor drainer. Rides like Moana Jones Wongs’ sent brains spinning, while event-ending (and VTCS dream-crushing) injuries from Kala Grace, Makua Rothman, and Billy Kemper pulled heartstrings. In loving memory of Duke Kahanamoku, the contest had the big names, raw commentary, and life-threatening stakes we all crave. Re-live the 2023 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in a five minute highlight reel (above) from our friends at surfboardbroker.
The hefty featured list includes: Koa Rothman, Kelly Slater, Kala Grace, Moana Jones-Wong, Ivan Florence, Koa Smith, Taichi Wakita, Torrey Meister, Marco Mignot, Noa Deane, Makai McNamara, Seth Moniz, Eimeo Czermak, Jin Suzuki, Benji Brand, Josh Moniz, Mikey O’shaugnessy, Daiki Matsuaga, Makana Pang, Kai Lenny, Legend Chandler, Balaram Stack.
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