North Shore Billabong Pipe Masters 2015

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The Billabong Pipe Masters was held in December 2015 at Oahu’s North Shore.

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The beach was crowded when we visited on December 16, the day before the finals.

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Traffic was unusually bad and the only parking was in spontaneous lots between homes.

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There were many photographers.

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The official drone; all other drones were banned.

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There were several photo teams at sea.

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And there were several teams to rescue surfers in need.

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The waves were perfect for the competition, but not at all suitable for swimming.

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Mick Fanning from Australia.

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Adriano de Souza from Brazil, who won the finals the day after.

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One of the competitors carried in by fans after a successful heat.

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A surfer surrounded by photographers and fans.

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Mick Fanning after he made it to the semifinals.

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