2022 Vans Pipe Masters

Artwork by Jack Soren
Artwork by Jack Soren

2022 Vans Pipe Masters


THE EVOLUTION OF THE VANS PIPE MASTERS

As the most renowned surfing event in the world, the Pipe Masters has been both a mainstay and a driver of evolution for more than 50 years, running uninterrupted every Hawaiian winter since it 1971 inception.

The Pipe Masters has taken many forms in its lifetime. Originating as a single heat surf-off, the Pipe Masters featured in the pro tour’s debut season in 1976; ran independently of the pro tour on occasion while deciding the world champion on others; made its Triple Crown of Surfing debut in 1983; and for 52 years has unequivocally stood as the defining stage of every great surfer’s career.

In 1997, Pipe Masters founder Fred Hemmings and director Randy Rarick passed the torch of ownership of both the Pipe Masters and the Triple Crown to Vans, who has been the IP holder of both prestigious events ever since.

While the event was licensed to the World Surf League in recent years, Vans will usher in a new era for the Pipe Masters in December 2022, when it presents a global specialty Invitational that will feature the world’s best male and female tube riders — and aerialists — from Hawaii and around the world: The Vans Pipe Masters.

In parallel, the WSL has evolved their tour and starts their 2022 season with a brand new stop at Pipeline in January 2022.

Vans looks forward to to adding to the prestigious honor roll of Pipe Masters champions this December 8-20. Mark your calendars!!


PAST CHAMPIONS

2022 - Coming Soon

2021 - Crosby Colapinto, USA (digital format)

2020 - John John Florence, Hawaii

2019 - Italo Ferreira, Brazil

2018 - Gabriel Medina, Brazil

2017 - Jeremy Flores, France

2016 - Michel Bourez, Tahiti

2015 - Adriano de Souza, Brazil

2014 - Julian Wilson, Australia

2013 - Kelly Slater, USA

2012 - Joel Parkinson, Australia

2011 - Kieren Perrow, Australia

2010 - Jeremy Flores, France

2009 - Taj Burrow, Australia

2008 - Kelly Slater, USA

2007 - Bede Durbidge, Australia

2006 - Andy Irons, Hawaii

2005 - Andy Irons, Hawaii

2004 - Jamie O’Brien, Hawaii

2003 - Andy Irons, Hawaii

2002 - Andy Irons, Hawaii

2001 - Bruce Irons, Hawaii

2000 - Rob Machado, USA

1999 - Kelly Slater, USA

1998 - Jake Paterson, Australia

1997 - John Gomes, Hawaii

1996 - Kelly Slater, USA

1995 - Kelly Slater, USA

1994 - Kelly Slater, USA

1993 - Derek Ho, Hawaii

1992 - Kelly Slater, USA

1991 - Tom Carroll, Australia

1990 - Tom Carroll, Australia

1989 - Gary Elkerton, Australia

1988 - Robbie Page, Australia

1987 - Tom Carroll, Australia

1986 - Derek Ho, Hawaii

1985 - Mark Occhilupo, Australia

1984 - Joey Buran, USA

1983 - Dane Kealoha, Hawaii

1982 - Michael Ho, Hawaii

1981 - Simon Anderson, Australia

1980 - Mark Richards, Australia

1979 - Larry Blair, Australia

1978 - Larry Blair, Australia

1977 - Rory Russell, Hawaii

1976 - Rory Russell, Hawaii

1975 - Shaun Tomson, South Africa

1974 - Jeff Crawford, USA

1973 - Gerry Lopez, Hawaii

1972 - Gerry Lopez, Hawaii

1971 - Jeff Hakman, Hawaii

WOMEN

2021 Carissa Moore, HAW (Digital Format)

2022 Carissa Moore, HAW (Digital Format)