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Lay Day at Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons
Billabong Pipe Masters

Lay Day at Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons

Dec 08, 2016

The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT),  has been called OFF for the day due to small and inconsistent conditions on offer. 

“We have got some swell left over and we were really confident about today after seeing the swell build through yesterday,” said WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow. “It was a slow build yesterday and we had hoped it would hang around today, but unfortunately it dropped away a lot overnight. It is super inconsistent out there with not enough opportunity for four guys in the Pipe Invitational. We will be off for the day and come back tomorrow.”

Event organizers will reconvene at 7.30 a.m. (local time) tomorrow to assess conditions and make the next call.

When competition gets underway, the Pipeline Invitational will see a 32-man field battle for the two coveted wildcard entries into the Billabong Pipe Masters, including last year’s winner winner Jack Robinson (AUS) and runner-up Jamie O’Brien (HAW). Hawaiian chargers Ezekiel Lau (HAW) and Mason Ho (HAW) are also in the mix to earn the opportunity to compete against the world’s best surfers in the main event.

Final Day Highlights

Road to the Final - Michel vs. Kanoa

Igarashi Takes Down Slater With Buzzer-Beater Barrel

Kanoa Igarashi Seals Zeke Lau’s Elite Tour Destiny

Kanoa Igarashi Plays Hero to Hawaiians

Bourez Shuts the Door on Florence

Nat Young Fights for His Job in Perfect Pipeline

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