Pipe Masters set to resume

Stu Nettle
Form Guide

After six days of suspended play - and self-enforced silence - the Wozzle has this afternoon announced the Pipe Masters will again resume

"The WSL is pleased to announce that we are ending our suspension of the Billabong Pipe Masters and we’ll look to run competition over the coming days with a promising forecast."

The contest requires three more days of competition and handily there's exactly three days left in the waiting period. Few curveballs, however, with the forecast serving up a mix of swells between 3-5 ft - at times good, at other times not so - and then there's also the question of the women's contest: is it still running and when?

There's a bigger swell due a few days after the waiting period but how lenient the authorities will be vis-a-vis extension remains to be seen.

Anyway...it's (almost) on.

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freeride76 Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:41pm

tomorrow looks more like 6ft+ to my eye with E'ly trades.
good angle for pipe too.

isn't there 4 days left?

17/18/19/20

or have I miscalculated?

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Craig Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:52pm

Mixing swells Steve so over-representing the size. Not as big as it looks. With mid and long-period energy. 

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bluediamond Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 9:23pm

2m @ 14 secs = 6ft on the most exposed reefs. Pipes an inside reef isn't it. Broken up a bit by the outside reefs. 4-6 ft sounds about right

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freeride76 Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:56pm

Yeah I see that mid period nnw energy.

I think that WNW swell will be 6ft+

Well soon see.

Guarans to run tomoz

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Craig Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 6:07pm

Pat Caldwell has a similar 6ft+ size forecast. I haven't watched the storm track closely but our models do really well for Hawaii and they've got nothing significant. Well nothing to indicate that size. We'll see. 

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Nick Bone Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 6:13pm

I smell a wager. Throw down boys!

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freeride76 Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 5:21am

Easy 6ft+ sets.

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Craig Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 5:31am

Looks maybe 4-6ft to me, haven't seen many 6ft sets. Expecting 4-5ft surf on the best days, 3-4ft on the others. See how the day plays out.

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freeride76 Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 5:38am

take a look at R-Cal and Seabass waves.

easy 6ft+.

not many, but they are there and will be more as that swell fills in. will get good this arvo I reckon.

Ross, calling 8ft on the sets!

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Craig Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 5:37am

Cool, haven't been watching long, just shows that if you're not watching the swell generating systems you're out of the loop.

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Bnkref Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 6:22am

Yeah there were some big sets in R Cal’s heat. Well over 6ft to me.

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simba Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 6:28am

FR wins....6ft sets ..no worries

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freeride76 Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 7:06am

undercall.
8ft sets now.

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bluediamond Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 9:38am

You reckon?? Looks 6 foot tops. A couple of bombs now and then but thats to be expected in Hawaii

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Remigogo Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 6:14pm

Wait, what???

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criso Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 8:22pm

6 days off thats how long it took them to write the sorry letter

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thermalben Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 5:52am

From this morning's presser:

"After a fatal shark incident on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Honolua Bay involving a recreational surfer, the WSL decided, together with the athletes, to move the remaining four heats of the Maui Pro to the Banzai Pipeline within the existing Pipe Masters waiting period.

When called on, the competition will resume with the remaining quarterfinal matchup, followed by the semifinals and final."

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simba Friday, 18 Dec 2020 at 6:24am

that will be interesting!