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Salad Days Magazine | July 18, 2024

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Vans reimagines Pipe Masters event with community and progression at the forefront on Oahu’s North Shore

Vans reimagines Pipe Masters event with community and progression at the forefront on Oahu’s North Shore
Salad Days

WSL-sanctioned specialty surf contest and community activations mark a new chapter for iconic Pipeline.

Vans Pipe Masters event, December 8-20, 2022, on the North Shore of Oahu. The reimagined Pipe Masters marks a new chapter for the iconic wave and contest. This year’s specialty event will showcase 60 men and women surfers who represent the most exciting barrel riders and aerialists from around the world. Vans is committed to uplifting the North Shore community and driving cultural progression and inclusion. Fifty percent of Pipe Masters’ invitees are from Hawaii, showcasing the depth of surf talent within the region. Also upholds and values equity, with equal prize purses awarded to both men’s and women’s categories and by highlighting female surfers and their stories throughout the event. Looking to the next 50 years it aims to inspire the future of surfing with an innovative contest and judging format that recognizes progression, disruption, and radical expression. The contest is a leaderboard style event with all competitors surfing in three rounds in search of their top three highest-scored rides. The top four male and top four female surfers with the highest total scores will advance to the finals for a chance to win a portion of the $420k prize purse. Confirmed surfers: Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Moana Jones-Wong, Caitlin Simmers, Bettylou Sakura-Johnson, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Pua DeSoto, John Florence, Crosby Colapinto, Billy Kemper, Koa Smith, Mason Ho, Nathan Florence, Mikey February, Tosh Tudor, Noah Beschen, Imaikalani Devault, Craig Anderson. *Full list of confirmed competitors coming soon. Vans Pipe Masters kicks off three weeks prior to the Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing, a celebrated digital UGC surf competition that crowns the most outstanding male and female performances across three iconic surfing venues: Haleiwa, Sunset Beach, and Pipeline.

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