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Billabong Pipe Masters

Surfer Joel Parkinson competes during the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. 


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Surfer Joel Parkinson competes during the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Joel Parkinson competes during the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators at the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu. 

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Spectators at the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators at the Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea on the island of Oahu. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Gabriel Medina launches from a wave. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Gabriel Medina launches from a wave. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Gabriel Medina launches from a wave. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Kelly Slater prepares for a heat. 

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Surfer Kelly Slater prepares for a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Kelly Slater prepares for a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators watch as Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators watch as Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators watch as Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Kelly Slater walks from the water after his heat. 

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Surfer Kelly Slater walks from the water after his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Kelly Slater walks from the water after his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfers Julian Wilson and Caio Ibelli. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfers Julian Wilson and Caio Ibelli. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfers Julian Wilson and Caio Ibelli. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Italo Ferreira after finishing his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Italo Ferreira after finishing his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Italo Ferreira after finishing his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer John John Florence walks to the water before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence walks to the water before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence walks to the water before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer John John Florence before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence before a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer John John Florence during a heat. 

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Surfer John John Florence during a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence during a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators cheer for John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators cheer for John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators cheer for John John Florence. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A woman collects shells on the beach during the competition. 

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A woman collects shells on the beach during the competition. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A woman collects shells on the beach during the competition. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Gabriel Medina competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A spectator holds up a Brazilian flag as Gabriel Medina of Brazil competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A spectator holds up a Brazilian flag as Gabriel Medina of Brazil competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A spectator holds up a Brazilian flag as Gabriel Medina of Brazil competes. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Jeremy Flores competes in the finals. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Jeremy Flores competes in the finals. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Jeremy Flores competes in the finals. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer John John Florence during a heat. 

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Surfer John John Florence during a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer John John Florence during a heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Surfer Kanoa Igarashi prepares for his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Kanoa Igarashi prepares for his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Surfer Kanoa Igarashi prepares for his heat. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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World Champion John John Florence at the end of competition. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence at the end of competition. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence at the end of competition. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

World Champion John John Florence celebrates after clinching the title. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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