Sophie Bell






Vans South Africa

What makes Pipeline unlike any other wave?

Pipeline even sounds intense haha. Pipe just seems so dangerous but so worth it when you get that good one. I’ve never surfed Pipe but it seems like it’s the most respected wave in the world.

Who is the greatest Pipeline surfer of all time?

That’s hard I don’t know who’s the greatest of all time but I like watching Mason Ho and his dad surf Pipe.

Who is the best surfer at Pipeline right now?

Moana Jones and Benji Brand

What would a Vans Pipe Masters title mean to you?

I don’t think I’d ever stop celebrating haha, I’ve never really competed at this international stage so I think it would feel like a dream

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

I’d definitly rather be goofy for Pipe haha but that’s just because I normally surf rights and I’m Regular.

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.

Any turns John John does.

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

Justin Sykes, Shane Sykes and Seaton Swart. I grew up surfing with them