Shane Sykes






Vans, Channel Islands, Vertra

What makes Pipeline unlike any other wave?

The raw Power, the crowd and some of the widest tubes ever.

Who is the greatest Pipeline surfer of all time?

Derek Ho

Who is the best surfer at Pipeline right now?

John John

What would a Vans Pipe Masters title mean to you?

It would be best moment of my life. I’ve watched my favorite surfers of all time win this prestigious event as a Grom and it would help a lot in the future when you trying to get waves out there.

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

It’s hard to say because on backside you can knife it and take off later but I guess it depends on the day but I’d say backside has an advantage.

We want you to remix an old classic. What turn do you best think suits the wave? Feel free to get creative in your thinking.

Huge grab rail downcarve, frontside and backside.

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

John John, Eithan Osbourne, Dane reynolds