Photo Gallery: 6-8ft Swell at Billabong Pipe Masters

"It drives you nuts when you're in the event and the waves are so good on the opening day.  Backdoor got a little better today because the swell got a little more North, but last night was A-plus Pipe and everyone knew about it. There are really good waves out there. We were scrapping to get anything going and I just got in synch. Billy (Kemper) and I were scrapping for sure and he let me know he wanted to win that heat as bad as I did." -Kelly Slater (USA)