The following seven shot sequence is of Kelly Slater's last wave in
the finals which he scored a perfect 10!
Sequence 7. His final scores for his top three waves in the final
included this perfect 10, a 9.9 and a 9.0 totalling 28.9 - the highest
scoring heat of the event.
Kelly Slater takes the stage for winning his 5th Pipeline Masters
From left to right: Shane Wehner (2nd), Kelly Slater (1st), Mark
Occhilupo (Occy) and Sunny Garcia (equal 3rd).
Needing an 8.51 to beat Occy in their man-on-man semi final heat
Kelly pulls into this Backdoor barrell with just 15 seconds left..,
After getting spit out of the deep tube Kelly signs off with an
insane roundhouse cutty earning him a perfect 10 score and winning
the heat. Sorry Occy!
Triple Crown winner Sunny Garcia (yellow) shakes hands with Gerry
Lopez as the 1999 ASP World Champ Occy (red) looks on.
Runner up Shane Wehner took down some heavies along the way including
Damien Hardmen, Shea Lopez, Matt Hoy and Sunny. Ironically Shane
will not be competing on tour next year.
Sunny Garcia won his 4th Triple Crown title by getting an equal
third at the Mountain Dew/Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters.
Mark Occhilupo, 1999 ASP World Champion charging Pipe.
Kelly's been telling him for years to go right. In the Slater vs.
Machado man-on-man first heat of the final day Rob took his advice
and scored a perfect 10 - but still fell short of victory against
Andy Irons scored a perfect 10 in the last heat against Luke Egan
by ripping apart a 2nd reef set wave and getting barrelled on the
inside. His momentum was halted in the man-on-man quarters against
CJ Hobgood finished an equal 9th getting knocked out by Occy in
the round before the quarters. In his previous heat CJ defeated
Pat O'Connell who was on a high from his earlier win against Slater
and Dorian in the first round of the Main Event.
Florida's Bryan Hewitson finished a respectable equal 9th at the
Pipe Masters surfing with an injured ankle.
The kids had a field day collecting autographs of the top pro's.
Bryan Hewitson (Hewy) signs the back of a groms shirt.
Kelly Slater went looney landing a 540 Air Spin in his heat against
Machado. Check our profile page for the rest of the images to this
futuristic move and hear Kelly's remarks regarding how the judges
should be scoring these manuevers.