The North Shore Lifeguard Association ran the Pipeline Bodysurfing Contest in average surf this year. As always, the competitors were stoked to get the wave to themselves if only for a little while. This year’s champion is Kalani Brown. Kalani defeated a final full of guys who have multiple final appearances including Todd Sells, Chris Baker and Kai Santos.
“I had a awesome time getting to compete in this years Pipeline Body Surfing Contest the North Shore Lifeguard Association put on. It was a real honor getting to bodysurf with such talented watermen at an empty 3-4 foot pipeline and backdoor. I’m still shocked that I was able to do as well as I did. I know how good all of the guys in the final are and didn’t think I stood a chance. I just want to thank everyone who works hard behind the scenes to put on an event like this one. Cant wait till next years contest!”
Special thanks to the photographers who volunteered their images to complete this gallery. Keep up with their work through instagram at:
Jeff Kawelo @unko_shots
David Rubuliak @drubu
Brian Yee @808makua2makai