The Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic
Sponsors Include Patagonia, Viper Fins & CTS Foundation
(Honolulu, HI) February 25, 2010 ---
2010 PIPELINE BODYSURFING CLASSIC COMPLETED
(Honolulu, HI) February 24, 2010 ---
The 37th annual Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic
Patagonia, Viper Fins, CTS Foundation and other contributing sponsors,
Shore of Oahu.
The Conditions were
3 to 5 feet Northwest swell with wave faces averaging 8 feet.
This year Mike
Stewart was successful in defending his reign as the event champion
(12th win @ Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic)
Bodysurfing, called he'e umauma or kaha nalu in Hawaiian, was first
enjoyed by ancient Hawaiians at the break called "Pipeline" today. It
is believed that bodysurfing at Pipeline was first inspired by the dolphins
seen there, long before the invention of the surfboard.
While boardsurfing has evolved into a visible and highly competitive sport,
the main draw to bodysurfing is still as it ever was - the intimate relationship
between the ocean and the rider in what is considered by many as the "purest
form of waveriding."
Additional Information on the event may be obtained on the web:
Event website: http://www.pipebodysurf.com/
FINAL Heat Sheet: http://www.pipebodysurf.com/2010_BODYSURFING_HEAT_DRAW.pdf