1979 Pipeline Masters


Larry Blair

Governing Body:

International Professional Surfers (IPS)


"Off Shore Pipeline Masters," Chris Carter, Surfing Magazine, April 1980

Fifty minutes into the final heat of the Off Shore Pipeline Masters, Dane Kealoha is taking off backside, weaving down the face, and uncoiling in the trough with a Dane Bottom Turn that rockets him high in the pocket where he does a Dane Layback, disappears, then pops out to the cheers of the crowd. The applause dies momentarily and then erupts again as Dane walks up the beach toward the officials. He has finished the 7...