Round 1 of the Billabong Pipeline Masters begins in about a half hour. Last stop for the Triple Crown of Surfing - Ehukai Beach Park (Banzai Pipeline). Across the street from Sunset Elementary on the North Shore.
They'll run the contest on the best 4 days of the holding pattern (8th to 20th). They decide at 7AM whether to go for an 8AM start. Heats end shortly after 4PM or if conditions change. A friend is staying at Turtle Bay and says it's full for the contest. Kelly Slater and Andy Irons are here for the Pipe Masters and also a possible running of the Eddie Aikau at Waimea. Call (808) 596-SURF for contest info or one of the links below.
Surf News Network swell tracker:
Triple Crown of Surfing (contest info)
Wetsand live webstream: (starts at 8AM HST)
Quicksilver Memory of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea: