The 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters – day two
On day two of the Billabong Pipe Masters, we got what we’ve been waiting for; Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning in jerseys. Joel was first to paddle out, and sent a clear message straight away, beating Pipe specialist Kalani Chapman with a 16.17 heat total. “It’s good to get in the water and […]
On day two of the Billabong Pipe Masters, we got what we’ve been waiting for; Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning in jerseys. Joel was first to paddle out, and sent a clear message straight away, beating Pipe specialist Kalani Chapman with a 16.17 heat total. “It’s good to get in the water and start the game,” said Joel. “It was torture watching yesterday, but it’s a nervous frustration.” Joel then went on to hammer his round four heat and skip straight to the quarters.
Kelly was next to compete and posted an 18.63 total against Billy Kemper. “We’ve had enough time to think about it,” said Kelly. “We’re all processing it in our different ways. If I make it through the next heat then Parko has to beat me, but Joel and I aren’t going to come up against each other unless we’re in the Final. If you’re thinking about that during your heat, you’re not thinking about what’s going on in the water. You have to be clear minded from all of that stuff.” Kelly will surf his round four heat first thing when competition resumes.
Mick was the last title hopeful to hit the brine today, but fell to a steaming wildcard in Shane Dorian (who could actually win this whole damn party). “We said we’d make it a fun one out there,” said Mick. “I was relaxed going in to this event because the title was a long shot. There was no pressure on me and I wanted to give it my all and finish well. I had a good heat and threw everything I had at it.”
The other big news today was Sebastian Zietz clinching the Vans Triple Crown title. The 24-year-old took down John Florence, then beat Dane Reynolds and Damo Hobgood in round four. He’s now in the quarters. Can y’believe it? Kid wins at Haleiwa, makes the final at Sunset, qualifies for tour, takes down world tour surfers and wins the triple crown. What a couple weeks, huh? “I kinda wasn’t ready for it,” said Seabass. “I’m still focused on the contest. This all hasn’t really sunk in yet and I’ll celebrate everything after it’s over.”
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BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS REMAINING ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 4: Shane Dorian (HAW) 13.77 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 11.10
Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.60 def. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 12.76
Heat 6: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 12.73 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 12.17
Heat 7: Dane Reynolds (USA) 17.00 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 13.26
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 15.66 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 9.90
Heat 10: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 14.17 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.17
Heat 11: Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.47 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 3.83
Heat 12: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 16.33 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 7.12
BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.00 def. John John Florence (HAW) 7.83
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) 16.10 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 10.83
Heat 3: Dane Reynolds (USA) 17.83 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 8.50
Heat 4: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 14.16 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.17
Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 11.60 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 8.87
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.17 def. Kalani Chapman (HAW) 13.50
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.50 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.06
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS) 18.13 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.13
Heat 9: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.63 def. Billy Kemper (HAW) 15.50
Heat 10: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 12.83 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 11.66
Heat 11: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 11.83 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 10.10
Heat 12: Shane Dorian (HAW) 15.67 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.07
BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 16.40, Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.17, Dane Reynolds (USA) 9.96
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.10, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 6.20, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 5.83
REMAINING BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 4 MATCH UPS:
Heat 3: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Josh Kerr (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 4: Yadin Nicol (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Shane Dorian (HAW)
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