It is only when you see a wipeout compilation like this that you realise that even the best surfers in the world don’t have it all their own way and Pipe is more than capable of humbling anyone.
It is now the turn of the Bodyboarders, with the Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational just hours away from crashing the party at Banzai.
Jamie is without doubt one of the best stand ups to ever ride Pipe and knows the wave inside out, but many people do not know that J.O.B cut his teeth on a bodyboard as a grom.
The surf at Pipe was pretty much perfect and Evan took off on a wave that was triple overhead in size.
The six surfers who could potentially claim the title are Mick Fanning, Adriano de Souza, Julian Wilson, Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright and Filipe Toledo.
PLC has been a regular on the North Shore since he was 13 years old and became a pro rider at the age of 15, before taking the World Title in 2011.
The video attached shows Jamie O’Brien’s winning wave and the casual way he weaved his way to the winning cheque and also shows just how well Jamie knows the wave at pipeline.
The event itself will see 112 surfers competing for the Volcom Pipe Pro title, that will be defended by the reigning 2014 champion Kelly Slater
As it turns out, once the decision had been made to halt the event, the conditions improved and Pipe turned on for what was one hell of a session.
Larry Haynes is a water photographer and cinematographer, who you may have seen swimming around in the carnage that is Pipe