Watch: Mic'd up Surfing Brutal Pipeline! What’s it sound like?

Craig Brokensha
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With all the Pipe footage coming through the past weeks, this one offers a great point of difference. That being vision and sound from out in the lineup itself, captured by Koa Smith.

The vibe between the locals is very friendly and the perspective quite enjoyable, besides the second reef cleanup near the end. Put aside a bit of time to enjoy this one.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 8:51am

Loved this. Far out he gets worked on the last one

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tango commented Friday, 1 Jan 2021 at 1:46pm

Can't believe he got out of that.....intact.

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udo commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 9:23am

Unreal stuff
Nth shore is solid today is Mavericks going to light up again Craig ?

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 9:33am

That was different in a good way.

"There are so many humans out here"

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rrr commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 10:14am

good stuff.

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frog commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 10:29am

Looks super friendly. Might paddle out next time and high five the boys and try to pick off a few.

Frogg

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loungelizard commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 11:48am

lol. wearing a character helmet probably the secret?

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Gra Murdoch commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 10:55am

Felt like I was out there myself – especially the ones he paddled for but didn't catch, that was when I really felt the correlation with my own surfing experience.

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batfink commented Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 at 3:36pm

Yep, made a real connection with me there, paddling and looking over and seeing someone else get the wave on your inside. Just like home.

And yes, I always pull out of the wave unless they’ve pulled back on me a few times prior. :-)

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anthony.olsen commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 1:02pm

Pure stoke

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blackers commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 2:27pm

That was ace, some great rides and interesting perspectives. Koa made the old "just one more wave" mistake, up there with some of the other savage beatings late on the clip.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 3:14pm

Hands up who leaned into the wall when the lip started to throw on those barrels.

Getting tubed is Huey’s sweet gift to us

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Craig commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 3:15pm

Totally, and that last one, you could totally tell that was bottoming out and gonna smoke him. Great footage and a cool unique video.

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shoredump commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 4:14pm

Pretty sure my heart actually pounded on those pov paddle ins !

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mikehunt207 commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 7:49pm

I cant believe the love in above for Koa Smith? A whiney American narcissist wanking on and on. Kid can surf for sure but jeeze that seppo froth was annoying ,sound down helped me get through it to the end. Koa would have gotten those pearly whites punched the fuck out for that kind of thing 20years ago before all the rich white american kids parents bought the place. Marvin Foster would be rolling in his grave.

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loungelizard commented Friday, 1 Jan 2021 at 10:09am

koa is a very nice guy, polite , friendly and far from a whiny narcissist. you, on the other hand..

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Ben Harding commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 3:04pm

+1 loungelizard

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 8:16pm

Mike I don’t think the love is for Koa so much, more for the unique perspective of the pipeline lineup that 99% of us will never experience.
And is he Hawaiian or American? Born in Hawaii yeah?
I guess Jamie O would have been bashed senseless too eh? He’s done all kinds of stupid shit out pipe over the years

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bluediamond commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 8:35pm

Here's a clip that will really put a smile on your face to end the year from Mark Healey. Imagine getting the call up from an all Hawaiian crew (i think) to jump on board a canoe and surf Waimea!! As terrifying as it would be, it'd be hard to say no.
Happy new year, happy this moment, crew. Hopefully our best waves are waiting in the seasons ahead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONc31E_rFI8

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 9:18pm

How goods that.
Waimea looks fun at that size hey

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bluediamond commented Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 at 10:45pm

haha. Yes relatively speaking Goofyfoot. Compared to what i surfed this morning, and for the last few weeks, it looks absolutely terrifying! haha. But yes, i do know what you mean. Nice steep takeoff into a channel. Yew!

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Ben Harding commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 5:56pm

This ain't bad either BD...Kai getting absolutely rinsed at Puertos. Another perplexing version of "fun". A rare time a GoPro does the size and power justice.

@ 6:47 is particularly wild...

https://youtu.be/WWBSP__lYjk

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ringmaster commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 8:07pm

Fuck!

That's just about the best GoPro vision I've seen. Better than Namibia.

Kai Lenny. Next level.

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Ben Harding commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 8:41pm

I agree mate, wholeheartedly. That guy is fucking out of control. Animal.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 at 8:55am

Jesus Christ what a work out. That was awesome

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bluediamond commented Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 at 9:21am

Cheers Benno.
Will watch it tonight. Looking forward to checking it out. Yew!

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bluediamond commented Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 at 7:14pm

That was sick! One of the few times i enjoyed slowmo in any surfing footage. It shows the size when it's slowed down. Some massive caverns.

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D-Rex commented Friday, 1 Jan 2021 at 9:17am

Judging from this and other Pipe clips of late, Da Hui has gone into hibernation!

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 1 Jan 2021 at 9:40am

couldn't spot the band out there but cool that they have live music in the lineup. i would've predicted ukeleles more than electric bass but there you go

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frog commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 9:21am

Had a dream after watching this that was pretty realistic where I paddled out at big Pipe but sat really wide where some stray big fatter ones were coming through and looked across at the main peak pitching over. I paddled for a few but at so often is the case in surfing dreams I never caught one. Felt real though.

I didn't get to high five John John either.

Frogg

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bluediamond commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 10:03am

haha. Sick! Surfing dreams are epic!!

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san Guine commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 10:30am

You're lucky...in all my surfing dreams I never actually get to surf as something or someone stops me...I reckon Freud would have a lot to say about that!

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mattlock commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 11:07am

My surfing dreams run the same course sG.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 12:59pm

There was something about dreams in a forum recently. mine run the same way- I never actually catch a wave. something always stymies me,

I liked the clip. I like the POV stuff,

BD. watched the canoe clip last night- classic.

1173

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frog commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 6:22pm

I have caught one huge pipe barrel in a dream years ago. Totally real.

I have also been caught inside by a 500ft wave in one dream - again very real.

Frogg

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Roadkill commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 10:28am

The surf world is getting overrun with vlogs. Everyone has a cam stuck in their gob for the weekly drop. Eli, Koa, JOB, Nathan et al...and now all their filmers, girlfriends and surf entourage and hangers on have vlogs dropping. Most are thick as and poor at being interesting or funny (KOA leads this) and their vlogs have very little to offer.

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Ben Harding commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 3:00pm

Simple fix, don't watch them. I always find Nate's and whatever John drops good for the most part, JJ pretty much always worth it. Jamie's when he hits Keiki or Waimea shorebreak, but his target market is clearly the grom class. I simply do not understand how he does what he does and not get lit up with career ending injuries. Oozes backhand barrell talent, right up there on his forehand too.

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gordie commented Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 at 8:54pm

So true about surfing dreams, something always stops me from actually surfing. I usually take it as a sign that I have to get down the coast and get a wave. Had regular surfing dreams during lockdown 2.

Gordie

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batfink commented Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 at 3:40pm

I liked it, I’m never going to paddle out there, and certainly not when it’s breaking on 2nd reef, so that was as good a perspective as I’ve seen.

Surfing dreams are the best but don’t have them often enough, but I do get to surf waves and it’s so good.

Golf dreams, I’m late to the tee, have forgotten my shoes, my clubs, my ball, the tee off area is big as a match box and there’s a great big tree in front of it, and everyone else has hit and sent there ball long down the fairway, and I’m thinking “how the f*#k did they do that?”

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joesydney commented Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 at 3:58pm

Dont worry about second Reef its when you get caught on first Reef that you start to question your life choices.......there is very little water on first Reef and its the most violent experience you could endure.

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batfink commented Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 at 4:22pm

No doubt Joe. My thinking was that if it’s occasionally breaking on second reef then you are dealing with some serious mayhem at Pipe, which scares the bejesus out of me.

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_Bodhi_ commented Monday, 4 Jan 2021 at 3:20pm

Yeah, I think it’s been said before, but idk how the locals don’t get seriously worked more often? Then you have other professional visitors, who surf really good, get totally punished eg Owen’s head injury and Bede’s pelvis fracture to name a couple.