AFP: “Pipeline” or “Pipe,” is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O’ahu’s North Shore. Pipeline is notorious for huge waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride.
Surfers hit the waves on the island of Oahu in Hawaii following competition in the Billabong Pipe Masters on Dec. 25. Christmas Day at the pipeline was the best day of the winter season so far, with the world’s best surfers catching waves and dominating the pack.
A flowrider competes on an artificial wave during the Flow Tour 2016 in Santiago, Chile. Artificial waves are created by powerful pumps that throw thousands of liters of water against a wall. The size of the wave can be regulated to suit the skills of the surfer and can reach a height up to three meters.
Photos of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif.
“Kids these days!” is the perennial judgment of anyone over thirty of anyone a day younger. Today it’s millennials and their trigger warnings, yesterday it was slackers and their grunge music, and the day before that it was surfers, those dangerous hooligans, reigning terror over America’s beaches with their great bodies and their lack of ambition.
Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten islands to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable.