1978 Pipeline Masters


Larry Blair

Governing Body:

International Professional Surfers (IPS)


"The Pipeline Masters," Jim Kempton, SURFER, April 1979

In the Masters prelims, each man was allowed six waves per heat, and after his six, the contestant had to come in. This meant that in the end, there might be only one man left out in the lineup surfing all by himself, having his pick of the set. The inequality was that, quite possibly, the last men would not have gotten those same good waves if they had not had them to themselves. So Jackie Dunn and Jeff Crawford, who in their early hea...