North Shore Billabong Pipe Masters 2015
The Billabong Pipe Masters was held in December 2015 at Oahu’s North Shore.
The beach was crowded when we visited on December 16, the day before the finals.
Traffic was unusually bad and the only parking was in spontaneous lots between homes.
There were many photographers.
The official drone; all other drones were banned.
There were several photo teams at sea.
And there were several teams to rescue surfers in need.
The waves were perfect for the competition, but not at all suitable for swimming.
Mick Fanning from Australia.
Adriano de Souza from Brazil, who won the finals the day after.
One of the competitors carried in by fans after a successful heat.
A surfer surrounded by photographers and fans.
Mick Fanning after he made it to the semifinals.