Triple Crown Kicks Off » Billabong Pipe Masters

BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Friday, December 9, 2011) John Florence (HAW). – The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons ran for the second consecutive day with firing 10 foot (3-4 metre metre) waves. Today’s proceedings commenced with Round 3 and completed Rounds 4 and 5 by day’s end…The Final stop on the 2011 ASP World Title Series and the third Jewel of the Vans Triple Crown, the Billabong Pipe Masters plays a vital role in both qualification campaigns for the ASP Top 34 for 2012 while representing the deciding event for the prestigious Hawaiian trifecta title…John John Florence (haW) was the standout again today score a perfect 10 point ride in each of his heats and advancing to the quarter finals. Kelly Slater (USA), Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) also advanced tot eh quarter finals. Photo: joliphotos.com