Billabong Pipe Masters 2012 Day 2 – Video
The video of day two at the Billabong Pipe Masters 2012 gives a quick view on the Triple Crown victory of Sebastian Zietz and his celebration at the beach.
“Kauai’s Sebastian Zietz (HAW), 24, has won the 2012 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Title – an ASP Specialty Series – by advancing to Round 3 of the Billabong Pipe Masters in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 meter) on day 2 of the Pipe Masters. Zietz wins a record $100,000 bonus in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Series, hydrated by vitaminwater, as well as a $30,000 Harley Davidson and a $10,000 custom Nixon watch. Zietz eliminated ASP WCT surfer Travis Logie (ZAF), 33, to move ahead. Adam Melling (AUS), 27, was the only surfer able to overtake Zietz, but the Australian fell to Miguel Pupo (BRA), 19, leaving Zietz atop the Vans Triple Crown rankings. The massive victory for Zietz marks his first Vans Triple Crown Title, making him the first Kauai surfer to win the prestigious Hawaiian Series trifecta since the late Andy Irons (HAW).” (Source: ASP Worldtour)
John John Florence won the prestigious title in 2011 and Joel Parkinson took the victory in 2008,2009, 2011.
The swell turned more into Northern direction on day 2 and delivered great conditions with 6 to feet big waves. Insane tube rides were shown. We really hope you had some time to follow the Livestream through the eventwebsite. The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons ran a marathon 22 heats. today at the Banzai Pipeline.
Gabriel Medina (18), the young Brazilien surfer, surfed incredible and qualified for the top 12. Medina is currently ranked in 7th at the ASP World Championship Tour 2012.
Next match up in round 4 will be heat 3 with Gabriel Medina, Josh Kerr and Kelly Slater. Joel Parkinsen, one of the title aspirants already won his heat in round 4. 40 year old Kelly Slater has some pressure in his next heat, which will be the first one, when the competition will be on again. Two other competitors for the overall title, Mick Fanning and John John Florence both lost in round 3. Fanning against Shane Dorian and Florence against Sebastian Zietz.
Day three was a lay day at the 1oth of 10 ASP tourstops and day4 does not see enough waves, too.