Kieren Perrow wins the 2011 Billabong Pipe Masters
In shifty, windblown caves, Kieren Perrow today won the Billabong Pipe Masters. He beat Gabs Medina and Michel Bourez in the quartz and semis, then bested Joel Parkinson in the final. Having finished runner-up last year, Kieren knows Da Pipe well – and, had he not pulled a decent result at the last event on […]
In shifty, windblown caves, Kieren Perrow today won the Billabong Pipe Masters. He beat Gabs Medina and Michel Bourez in the quartz and semis, then bested Joel Parkinson in the final. Having finished runner-up last year, Kieren knows Da Pipe well – and, had he not pulled a decent result at the last event on the WT calendar, he wouldn’t have made the cut for next year.
“It took me up until now to get over getting second to Jeremy last year,” Kieren said. “It’s so good to get back here. I just felt so comfortable the whole time. I’ve had such a great event anyway and coming in to today, it was just amazing. The waves have been phenomenal. I haven’t surfed Pipe like that in my entire career. This is pretty much the pinnacle for me.”
And now that the Triple Crown’s done and dusted, we’ve ourselves an overall winner – Hawaiian Johnny Florence. “I’m so stoked to be here,” said Johnny. “I’ve been surfing these waves my entire life and watching everyone over the years. I’m so happy that I won this and to have my name with everyone else who’s won over the years.”
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Billabong Pipe Masters Final Result:
1 – Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.17
2 – Joel Parkinson (AUS) 7.00
Billabong Pipe Masters Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 17.23 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 16.83
SF 2: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 12.00 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 4.07
Billabong Pipe Masters Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.00 def. Jamie O’Brien (HAW) 9.43
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.53 def. John John Florence (HAW) 16.70
QF 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 7.70 def. Evan Valiere (HAW) 3.66
QF 4: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 17.23 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 9.26
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