Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Billabong Pipe Masters at the Banzai Pipeline - Dec 8 - 20, 2012

Time to head to the beach (no swimming!) for the Billabong Pipe Masters on Dec 8 - 20, 2012 near the beach that I grew up on, Ehukai Beach on Oahu's North Shore. Billabong Pipe Masters caps off the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and is the final event in the men's World Championship Tour. It is the BIGGEST surfing event in the world on the most dangerous waves on the planet. Watch surfers from around the globe compete for $425,000.00 in prize money.

The waves at the Banzai Pipeline are awesome with huge winter swells coming in from the Aleutian Islands, all the way across the Pacific ocean. You'll recognize the waves as they have that beautiful distinct curl where the surfers are able to ride inside and “shoot” the Pipeline.

The Banzai Pipeline got it's name in the 50's when Bruce Brown, famed surf cinematographer screamed "Banzai" while watching another surfer ride down the face of a gnarly wave.

So grab your sunscreen and get here early to find a prime spot on the white sand beach and join the other bronzed and beautiful as they kick back, talk story and check out the action, both on and off the waves. It would be our pleasure!

Billabong Pipe Masters - North Shore, Dec 8th - 20th, 2012. This site will be updated with all of the latest news. LIVE webcast of the contest starting the 8th.

To get to the North Shore from Ko Olina, go Mauka (towards the mountain) on the H1 freeway to the H2 freeway. The H2 freeway ends in Wahiawa, continue on past the Schofield Barracks (Army) and follow the signs to the North Shore. Continue Makai (toward the Ocean) and pick up some breakfast as you travel through Haleiwa on your way. Continue on until you pass Waimea Bay (Where you'll see the famous church steeple overlooking the bay). You are two miles away at this point so start looking for parking as you travel along on Kam Highway because it's going to be crowded!

The Hardings--
Homeowners & Proprietors, the Beach Villa Resort

The Beach Villa Resort is located in West Oahu within the beautiful Ko Olina Resort. We offer luxurious vacation rentals with two and three bedroom villas right on the beach. Luxury hotel accommodations and amenities at condo prices.

The Ko Olina Resort is located 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and just over a half-hour’s drive from downtown. If you've been to the Paradise Cove Luau or have been shuttled from Waikiki to golf, you've already been to our beautiful resort. Click HERE for reservations

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