Yesterday saw the second day of surfing get underway, and the first day of competition for the women. Surf fans were treated to some iconic performances on both sides of the draw.
Carissa Moore came out and stunned everyone with her last-minute heroics at Backdoor, getting the highest single wave score of the event, man or woman. The women then continued to carry this momentum through the rest of the day, raising the bar for female competitive surfing at Pipeline.
Some incredible performances soon followed from the men, with Oahu local, Kaulana Apo stunning the crowd with two classic Pipeline barrels, earning him the top spot ahead of finals day. As the day came to a close, the men’s leaderboard was finalized and the stage was set, with Kaulana Apo, Griffin Colapinto, Balaram Stack, and Joao Chianca heading through to the final.