Está confirmado o regresso do Pipe Invitational à APB Tour e a Banzai Pipeline depois de este ter recebido licença de realização até 2021. Depois de um hiato de 1 ano, o bodyboard está de regresso a um dos seus principais palcos – o Havai. A prova, que tem período de espera entre 24 de fevereiro e 8 de março, já perto do final da temporada havaiana, deverá usar apenas 1 dia para realizar a competição. Lê mais abaixo o critério de admissão. 

EN // After a few years off the world tour one of the world’s most iconic events makes a welcome comeback in 2019 securing a one-day permit for the Pipe contest.

The main event window will take place from February 24th to March 8th with the trials set to take place between Feb 18th -23rd at Kea’au on the Westside. These trials will be open to ALL RIDERS wishing to compete in Men, Women or DK.

To enter the trials go to www.apbtour.com/registration

This year’s event will be rated on the QEST Tour for Men only with a 3 Star rating confirmed. The event will also cater for Women & Dropknee, however this will be simply an exhibition opportunity to surf Pipe for the Top 4 in both divisions.

Mike has worked tirelessly with his team to make this happen and is really stoked to get a contest back at his favourite wave.

“This has been an extremely active winter so far on the North Shore with a series of swells back-to-back at Pipe. With almost two weeks in the holding period we are virtually guaranteed of getting a great day for the main event”, said Mike.

The 40-man format for the Men’s QEST event will be as follows:

APB Top 24

8 invites

4 wildcards

4 trialists

20-minute heats with 4-man heats.

APB Tour Manager Teza Mckenna explains whats in the table:

“Whilst a 1-day permit has been secured for 2019, multi-day permits for 2020 & 2021 are in the process so all eyes will be on this year’s event. Its hoped that this event will once again be a Grand Slam next year”.

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