Benji Brand






Salty Crew, Pyzel Surfboards, Dakine

What makes Pipeline unlike any other wave?

The fact that it keeps you guessing and trying to understand it, to me its like a lifelong journey of reading that type of ocean that always keeps us interested in the type of wave could come in out there.

Who is the greatest Pipeline surfer of all time?

Uncle Derek Ho

Who is the best surfer at Pipeline right now?

John Florence

What would a Vans Pipe Masters title mean to you?

That title is pretty much the pinnacle of what you looked up to in surfing as a grom, so it would insane and its just crazy to be apart of it honestly.

Is there an advantage to being a goofy or regular footer at Pipeline?

I think when its big and proper pipe its sick to be goofy, you can take off a little deeper and draw a pretty sick line. But when its smaller and more rights backdoor is definitely a lot easier to read as a regular footer.

We want you to remix an old classic. What turn do you best think suits the wave?

Not sure Ive ever tried much of a turn out there haha so I couldnt tell you, hopefully something comes to me when Im pumping down the line :)

If you had Pipeline with 3 others, who would you prefer? (family not included).

Andy Irons, Gerry Lopez, Derek Ho