A Closer Look At The Billabong Pipe Masters Final Heat

After several days of Pipe Masters action, it all boiled down to these two competitive surfers. Michel Bourez, and Kanoa Igarashi.

Michel Bourez barreling at the Pipe Masters Final

Michel Bourez barreling at the Pipe Masters Final | Photo Credit WSL

Michel started taking off on a wave, but it was a closeout. Then he took off on his second wave a few minutes later and scored a 5.0 with his completed barrel ride. Igarashi took off on a quick barrel combined with a floater and finishes with a nice snap and scored a 4.17.

Kanoa Igarashi at the Pipe Masters | Photo Credit WSL

Kanoa Igarashi at the Pipe Masters Final| Photo Credit WSL

Igarashi followed through with another barrel ride but it was cut short and he was able to sneak out of the close out. Kanoa needed a 2.07 to take the lead but he only scored a 2.0 on this one. With less than half a minute left, Bourez took off on a wave and completed a nice barrel ride scoring a 2.53 to seal the win and took the Billabong Pipe Masters Title.

The Scores of the Billabong Pipe Masters Final Heat | Photo Credit WSL

The Scores of the Billabong Pipe Masters Final Heat | Photo Credit WSL

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