Pipeline

It's the last days of pro surfer Alana Blanchard's stay on Hawaii's North Shore and the eve of one of the most glamorous nights in surfing—the annual Surfer Poll Awards. Alana, Camille Brady, Leila Hurst and friends get fully primped up for the event. Before hitting the red carpet, Alana receives a social media award for her popular Instagram profile (@AlanarBlanchard) from TransWorld Surf editor Chris Cote, then it's off to surfing's version of the Academy Awards where Alana earns 2nd Place in the women's rankings at Surfer Poll! With that big win, Alana reflects on her successful winter season stay on the North Shore.

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Kauai may be a small island but with plenty of world class waves and a competitive vibe in the water it has become a breeding ground for some of the best surfers in the world. From the Irons brothers to Roy Powers, and now Alana Blanchard and current Vans Triple Crown Champion Sebastian Zietz. Always proud to see those around them do well, Dustin Barca, Stephen Koehne and friends weigh in on what it was like to see Sebastian Zietz take the 2012 Vans Triple Crown and what to watch out for with him on tour this year. Watch "Alana: Surfer Girl" every Monday on Network A.

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Professional surfers Alana Blanchard and Camille Brady cheer on Kauai native and good friend Sebastian Zietz as he competes in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at the famous Pipeline break on Oahu's North Shore. During the winter months, the entire surf world converges on the North Shore for a series of contests including the Vans Triple Crown, Billabong Pipe Masters, and the Eddie Aikua Big Wave Invitational. Unfortunately there are no women's events until the ASP Women's World Tour kicks off in Australia, Alana and Camille make the best of it cheering for their good friend Seabass! Watch "Alana: Surfer Girl" every Monday on Network A.

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It was only a few years back when Backdoor Pipeline was a wave that most people shyed away from being highly-progressive at. But these days, what with John John Florence landing backflips there, it seems like it's almost treated like any other playful wave (though we all know that's not the case).

Jamie O'Brien is the master of the board transfer, especially when it comes to soft top surfboards. So he took his soft top transfer skills to Pipeline yet again, this time tackling Backdoor. The skill and precision he possesses to do this is totally unfathomable—all while holding a GoPro in his mouth. Factor in the danger of the wave (albeit on a smallish day) and it's pretty nuts.

What do you think of this board transfer? Tell us in the Comments.