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2023 VANS PIPE MASTERS

The Vans Pipe Masters 2023 Field Announced - Running December 8th - 20th


Photos and Words by Tommy Moore

Published November 20, 2023


The Vans Pipe Masters is returning to Oahu's North Shore this December for its second year running under Vans' name. Decorated surfers from across the globe were hand picked by Vans to once again create a more diverse and dynamic 60 person competition field than your standard high stakes competition. Along with shaking up the field, scoring guidelines are broadened to include turns and airs, breaking the mold of long held barrel focused scoring, opening the door for a new generation of athletes. Familiar and new names are amongst the crowd fighting for a 100k purse--a hefty paycheck for both the women's and men's fields.


Mikey February and Harry Bryant


For years, Vans has led the charge in hosting action sports events with equal prize purses. From surf, to skate, to BMX, eqaulity and diversity have taken top priority, benefitting all of the given sports and surrounding cultures. Up until 2019, WSL sanctioned events shied away from equal prize purses for the men's and women's division. At the tail end of the 2018 season however, the announced that all sanctioned events moving forward would have equal prize money.


Vans Pipe Masters 2023 Competition Field:


Men:

Craig Anderson (AUS)

Kaulana Apo (HAW)

Noah Beschen (HAW)

Russell Bierke (AUS)

Benji Brand (HAW)

Harry Bryant (AUS)

Lucas Chianca (BRA)

Eimeo Czermak (PYF)

Noa Deane (AUS)

Imaikalani Devault (HAW)

Matahi Drollet (PYF)

Cherif Fall (SEN)

Michael February (ZAF)

John Florence (HAW)

Ivan Florence (HAW)

Nathan Florence (HAW)

Kala Grace (HAW)

Mateus Herdy (BRA)

Mason Ho (HAW)

Koldo Illumbe (IDN)

Riaru Ito (JPN)

Joey Johnston (HAW)

Billy Kemper (HAW)

Kyuss King (AUS)

Barron Mamiya (HAW)

Shaun Manners (AUS)

Finn McGill (HAW)

Makai McNamara (HAW)

Seth Moniz (HAW)

Jamie O'Brien (HAW)

Eli Olson (HAW)

Makana Pang (HAW)

Justin Quintal (USA)

Koa Rothman (HAW)

Bruno Santos (BRA)

Luke Shepardson (HAW)

Balaram Stack (USA)

Taichi Wakita (JPN)

Taro Watanabe (USA)

Micheal Wright (AUS)


Women:

Sophie Bell (ZAF)

Erin Brooks (CAN / USA)

Gabriela Bryan (USA)

Puamakamae DeSoto (HAW)

Anne Dos Santos (BRA)

Laura Enever (AUS)

Bethany Hamilton Dirks (HAW)

Frankie Harrer (USA)

Coco Ho (HAW)

Bettylou Johnson (HAW)

Moanalani Jones Wong (HAW)

Bella Kenworthy (USA)

Sierra Kerr (AUS)

Maluhia Haliiokauaiepilialoha Kinimaka (HAW)

Mahina Maeda (JPN)

Zoe McDougall (HAW)

Carissa Moore (HAW)

Molly Picklum (AUS)

Kirra Pinkerton (USA)

Ēweleiula Wong (HAW)


Harry Bryant and Evan Schell


After fickle waves for the first week and a half of last year's waiting period, a strong start to the Hawaiian season is a bright sign for Pipe Masters and the following Vans Triple Crown. You can find more information on this year's Vans Pipe Masters here.


Pua DeSoto


Last year, we spent the first week of the competition's waiting period on the North Shore with Vans Surf and some familiar favorites. See our take on the 2022 Vans Pipe Masters here or grab our latest book to read about our time with Vans Surf here.


Mikey February and Dane Reynolds


Sophie Bell


2023 VANS PIPE MASTERS


Photos and Words by Tommy Moore

Published November 20, 2023


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