Peahi Challenge - photos
Though the commentators endlessly repeated how historic the day was, cynicism was nigh on impossible today at Peahi. From the opening warm up featuring Mark Mathews shoulder-busting drop to Billy Kemper's inability to pace himself to Greg Long's "best wave ever" closeout, there were too many moments to settle on a single highlight.
Kemper led the charge through Round 1, Semi Final, and Final emerging a worthy victor. There'll be no question marks hanging over his name. Read the recap here.
It took 15 years and a few false starts for the first paddle in comp at Jaws to run, yet now it has and great entertainment was provided for all. The question keen webcast watchers are asking is when can we do it all again?