PICS: 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters Finals
PHOTOS BY JOAH BULEY / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Hawaii surfer John John Florence won the VANS Triple Crown of Surfing with a runner-up finish at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons in what was described as “epic’ conditions at the Banzai Pipeline on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kelly Slater edged out Florence to win the Pipe Masters title, but lost the overall Association of Surfing Professionals World Title to Australian Mick Fanning, who won his third world championship. The competition at the Banzai Pipeline was held in “solid” 10- to 15-foot surf, organizers said.