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Billabong Pipe Masters

Kanoa Igarashi Seals Zeke Lau’s Elite Tour Destiny

Dec 19, 2016

Ezekiel Lau's Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour dreams all came down to Kanoa Igarishi's Quarterfinal heat against Jordy Smith. Kanoa needed a Semifinal berth in order to double-qualify and open up a CT spot for fellow Quiksilver teammate and No. 11-ranked Qualifying Series surfer, Lau. So with his buddy's neck on the line, Igarashi took his surfing to another level against the South African heavyweight. Kanoa calmed Zeke's nerves when he threaded a near-perfect 9.93 barrel at Backdoor, which proved critical in his heroic win.

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