From SURFINGMAGAZINE.COM’s 2011 Pipeline Masters photo flipbook.

Is this the most photogenic 3.67 ride in the history of surf competition? Photo: Macfarlane

…Mason Ho

All style and smiles from Mason Ho. Photo: Hamish (inset), Struntz (main).

The question remained: “Would Kolohe Andino be willing to step up his game in large surf?” Then he got a wild card into the Pipe Masters with historic conditions. Did he dominate? No. But he went out and answered the question as well as any 17-year old California could. Photos: Hamish (main), Jimmicane (inset).

Dusty Payne and Kolohe Andino split peaks and got spit out. Photos: Macfarlane (above), Hamish (below).