Strong swell with 12-18' faces at Pipe/Backdoor, provided a stacked talent pool of surfers from around the globe, and beach goers a like lots of action.
"Kelly Slater completed the drop-in and got shacked. As the wave pinched he fell off of his board in the barrel. You see him tumbling around as he grabs his surfboard and positions himself in a prone position on the board (while still in the barrel). Kelly Slater proceeds to jump to his feet again, as if barely taking off on the wave for the first time. He then rides the remaining wave." EpicSurfNews
This perfect 10 helped Gabriel Medina claims his second World Title and first Pipe Masters title over Julian Wilson on Finals day.