The Pipe Masters is the most prestigious surf contest in the world. The event takes place at Banzai Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu, in Hawaii.
It is one of the 36 surf spots of the so-called Seven Mile Miracle, a seven-mile (11.2 kilometers) stretch of sandy surf beaches.
The first Pipe Masters edition got underway on December 16, 1971. The competition was organized by the 1968 world surfing champion, Fred Hemmings.