Epic surf conditions on Saturday brought out the best in a large field of surfers competing at Pipeline on the North Shore of O’ahu.
Aamion Goodwin of Hanalei suffered a horrific wipeout, free falling down the lip of a large wave onto the shallow Pipeline reef. Fortunately, he was able to walk away from the beach, but suffered reef abrasions, a slight concussion and lacerations on his head.
A number of other Kaua’i surfers are competing in the event. They include Bruce Irons of Hanalei, Kamalei Alexander of Hanalei, Evan Valiere of Kalihiwai, Dustin Barca of Kilauea, Danny Fuller of Hanalei, Titus Kanehe of Kilauea, Kawika Stillwell, Kaipo Jaquias, Jesse Merle-Jones of Kilauea and Roy Powers of Hanalei.
The event is a three-star World Qualifying Series contest with $50,000 in prize money.
According to a report on surf-news.com, the Hansen’s Energy Pro at the Pipeline was postponed Sunday due to small surf. It is expected to resume later this week when the surf rises again.