The first real big swell has made its way to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and it’s just in time for the first day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. The swell is so big that some were saying that it might not run until it gets smaller but the official word just came in from Billabong that it is ON! As most of the North Shore wakes up, they are taking to twitter and expressing their thoughts on the swell.
Billabong Pipeline Masters is officially on! Event starts at 8am local time! Tune in at 745 for the pre event show bit.ly/b3exeT
— Billabong Pro (@billabongpro) December 8, 2011
— matt wilkinson (@mattwilko8) December 8, 2011
It’s still dark out and the waves sound really solid!
— Ian Walsh (@IanWalsh4) December 8, 2011
This is a huge swell. Backyards is washing through from like 15th reef
— Jimmy Wilson (@Jimmicane) December 8, 2011
Biggest Pipe I’ve seen in a long time:) Good luck boys its going to be interesting to see who charges!!!!! lockerz.com/s/163100645
— Sunny Garcia (@sunny_garcia) December 8, 2011
— CARVE Magazine (@CarveMag) December 8, 2011
Wow – the line-up at Pipe looks packed already.Today should be epic!
— Surfrider Foundation (@Surfrider) December 8, 2011
“10 to 15 foot. Second Reef cracking. Biggest Pipe we’ve had for the contest in memory.”- Randy Rarick. Pipe ON at 8am. yfrog.com/kfecblsj
— ASP World Tour (@aspworldtour) December 8, 2011
Today’s Pipeline Masters is going to be Nutz. 10 to 12 feet with bigger sets…..WOW. THere is going to be some prayers going down today
— Nate Yeomans (@NateYeomans) December 8, 2011
“Biggest Pipe we’ve had for the contest in memory.”- Randy Rarick. It’s ON at 8am! Tune in. Cheer on the Hurley boys! > bit.ly/vLjzHd
— Hurley (@hurley) December 8, 2011
The Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons will start today at 8am HST (1pm EST). Make sure to check out the heat matchups and then watch the live webcast at vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/billabongpipemasters2011.