Eyeball: The 60 Surfers In The 2023 Vans Pipe Masters
Invitees include: John Florence, Carissa Moore, Russell Bierke, Shaun Manners, Bruno Santos, Bethany Hamilton + more.
The Vans Pipe Masters is returning this year on December 8-20 and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Similar to last year, 50% of the field will consist of a mix of Indigenous and non-indigenous Hawaii residents. You’ll see World Champs, CT surfers, previous Pipe Masters, Guinness World Record holders, freesurfers, aerialists, and local specialists.
Once again, the scoring will incentivise taking a progressive and unique approach — the format also facilitates that.
Let’s rip through it.
- Up to 32 hours of competition run time based on ideal wave conditions
- Situational Priority, condition-based priority for Finals
- Four-person heats / Non-elimination leaderboard format
- All surfers will compete three times, top three wave scores advancing four men and four women to the final
- Finals will be four men and four women competing for their two best waves to be crowned 2023 Vans Pipe Masters
- Judging will be focused on approach, progression and style.
- In addition to critical barrel riding, Vans will be rewarding and celebrating aerial maneuvers and turns.
- $420,000 Prize Purse (Prize parity across men and women)
- Bag of Cash for daily standouts (best barrel of the day, best closeout, best air, best turn, etc.)
- Craig Anderson (AUS)
- Kaulana Apo (HAW)
- Noah Beschen (HAW)
- Russell Bierke (AUS)
- Benji Brand (HAW)
- Harry Bryant (AUS)
- Lucas Chianca (BRA)
- Eimeo Czermak (PYF)
- Noa Deane (AUS)
- Imaikalani Devault (HAW)
- Matahi Drollet (PYF)
- Cherif Fall (SEN)
- Michael February (ZAF)
- John Florence (HAW)
- Ivan Florence (HAW)
- Nathan Florence (HAW)
- Kala Grace (HAW)
- Mateus Herdy (BRA)
- Mason Ho (HAW)
- Koldo Illumbe (IDN)
- Riaru Ito (JPN)
- Joey Johnston (HAW)
- Billy Kemper (HAW)
- Kyuss King (AUS)
- Barron Mamiya (HAW)
- Shaun Manners (AUS)
- Finn McGill (HAW)
- Makai McNamara (HAW)
- Seth Moniz (HAW)
- Jamie O’Brien (HAW)
- Eli Olson (HAW)
- Makana Pang (HAW)
- Justin Quintal (USA)
- Koa Rothman (HAW)
- Bruno Santos (BRA)
- Luke Shepardson (HAW)
- Balaram Stack (USA)
- Taichi Wakita (JPN)
- Taro Watanabe (USA)
- Micheal Wright (AUS)
- Sophie Bell (ZAF)
- Erin Brooks (CAN / USA)
- Gabriela Bryan (USA)
- Puamakamae DeSoto (HAW)
- Anne Dos Santos (BRA)
- Laura Enever (AUS)
- Bethany Hamilton Dirks (HAW)
- Frankie Harrer (USA)
- Coco Ho (HAW)
- Bettylou Johnson (HAW)
- Moanalani Jones Wong (HAW)
- Bella Kenworthy (USA)
- Sierra Kerr (AUS)
- Maluhia Haliiokauaiepilialoha Kinimaka (HAW)
- Mahina Maeda (JPN)
- Zoe McDougall (HAW)
- Carissa Moore (HAW)
- Molly Picklum (AUS)
- Kirra Pinkerton (USA)
- Ēweleiula Wong (HAW)
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