Young Aussie Robinson qualifies for Pipe masters on north shore
Dec 15, 2015 Jack Robinson, a 17 year old Australian recently claimed the Pipe Invitational but besting a specialist field of 32 to take the prestigious win and advance, alongside Runner-up Jamie O’Brien, into the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.
The final event of the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a highly-competitive event that pits some of the world’s best surfers against one of the world’s most renowned waves.
Speaking after the victory, Robinson said:
“I just wanted to get the best waves and go against the best guys but the trials were so gnarly. Any one of the trialists could take down a CT (Championship Tour) guy so I’m just stoked to get a few. It was great to have my dad here and I had a lot of fun – just wanted to go and get it.”
Robinson won the Vans Triple Crown Rookie of the Year award at Sunset recently during the Vans World Cup of Surfing and has had a phenomenal performance in Hawaii this season.