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“The Inside Of Pipeline Sounds Like The Center Of The Universe”

Tosh Tudor seeks solitude at the Vans Pipe Masters.

cinema // Nov 22, 2022
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Tosh Tudor is one of a select few teenagers in the Vans Pipe Masters, and he’s probably the only surfer eating leftover pizza before the event.

Despite his age, diet, and non-local status, Tosh has logged more hours at Pipeline than many of his VPM peers — especially in the last few years. Thanks to a family vacation home near V-Land, Tosh has implanted himself on the North Shore for the past few winters and hunted every available Pipe swell.

That type of dedication comes at a cost.

“I hit my head out there on a small day pretty hard,” Tosh says. “Fortunately, I didn’t get concussed, but it wasn’t a big day at all. It really puts it into perspective, how crazy that wave is.”

Tosh makes it clear in our competitor profile that he’s not planning on going above the lip for this contest. While he thinks full rotations should be rewarded, for Tosh, it’s “barrels are above all.” The San Diegan’s plus-sized quiver, ideal for getting in early and standing in the center of the (surfing) universe, reflects that.

Watch above as Tosh discovers his broken hot tub, counts the boards in his family quiver (guess who has more), and why he’ll be tripping out with no priority at the Vans Pipe Masters (Dec 8 – 20).

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