1972 Pipeline Masters

"The Pipe Masters," SURFER Magazine, May 1973

What happens when six really hot surfers, amongst them Gerry Lopez, slide out for some heavy competition at Pipeline in front of the ABC Wide World of Sports cameras, with $1,750 at stake?

Each one of the chosen contestants has, at one time or another, raised eyebrows at the Pipe. Yet one, Gerry Lopez, seems to stand alone. Take, for instance, Mike Armstrong. One of the least known and yet one of the most knowledgeable riders at the Pipe. Armstr...