Pure Pipeline Madness as a pumping swell hits the North Shore during the final days of 2012. The clips will make you froth and include Rusty team rider Mikey Ciaramella as well as a slew of other chargers getting shacked out of their heads. Courtesy: Surfline.com
Mickey Ciaramella snags a few on the North Shore. There was a ton of wind and rain, and a majority of days that were washed out, but a few gems were had on the days in between.
Check out Josh Kerr's final day of competition in this years 2012 Pipe Masters, Josh battle his way to 2nd place with some amazing rides and heavy wipe outs. Josh even had a trip to the hospital during the day for an x-ray after a heavy wipe out during his rd 4 heat.
Rusty team rider Josh Kerr finished 2nd place behind newly crowned World Champion Joel Parkinson at the Pipeline MastersBillabong Pipeline Masters and capped off the year ranked 8th on the World Tour.
It wasn’t an easy day at the office for Josh as he feared the worst after the Banzai Pipeline spat, hissed and threw him onto the reef in round four. Alarm bells rang for Kerr when he felt pins and needles thru his neck and shoulders and tingling fingers followed by a loss of movement down the left side of his body. Kerr with injury still won the heat and before his next heat being the 1/4 finals he was rushed to hospital for X-rays to see if any serious damage had been done to his neck.
"It was so scary", Kerr said. "It was like my whole left side was paralysed. I had pins and needles, tingles every where, it was insane. They told me I needed to get to hospital immediately and have an X-ray to make sure my neck wasn’t fractured".
Kerr returned to the beach in time for his 1/4 final and progressed to the semi's where he would end Kelly Slaters 12th World Title hopes.
The final could of gone either way but the newly crowned world champion Joel Parkinson was on a roll winning both a world title and the Pipe Masters in one day.
Congratulations Kerrzy on your 2nd place at the Pipeline Masters and your 8th place on the World Tour for 2012.
View Kerrs Pipe day here - vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com
Josh Kerr Jay Davies & Noa Deane short sharp OUR KIND of clip from Hawaii.
Jay Davies Noa Dean & Josh Kerr being OUR KIND in HAWAII
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