Jack Robinson wins 2015 Pipe Invitational

December 10, 2015 | Surfing
Jamie O'Brien: just another day at the office | Photo: Masurel/WSL

Jack Robinson has won the Pipe Invitational 2015, at Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii.

The Australian surfer, 17, has earned a ticket for the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, alongside Hawaiian legend Jamie O'Brien. Freestone won the event in tricky 10-to-15 foot surf.

"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 guy, so I'm just stoked to get a few waves against them," said Jack Robinson.

"It was great to have my dad here, and I had a lot of fun - just wanted to go and get it done. I'd be stoked to get a couple of drainers; that's what it's all about here, and it'd be great to get into a few heats."

There were not big scores on the board. The conditions out-the-back were dangerous, and not all waves could be ridden. Jamie O'Brien is happy to make it through to the main event, too.

"I narrowly missed out last year coming in third, so I made it a goal here to get second, and I'm excited with the forecast looking really good. I'm really stoked with everyone that came down today in support of the trials and excited we got to put on a good event in some unruly conditions at times," added O'Brien.

"I think today was the hard day coming into a lot of good heats. Guys were surfing great, and every heat was like a final. The best thing about the main event is we're only surfing one or two heats a day, and that'll give us time to relax."

Jack Robinson and Jamie O'Brien will join the elite of surfing, and will likely add drama to the world title race. Six contenders are still in the game, but only one will raise the prestigious silver cup.

Pipe Invitational 2015 | Final

1. Jack Robinson (AUS), 9.43
2. Jamie O'Brien (HAW), 8.70
3. Mason Ho (HAW), 5.53
4. Kekoa Cazimero (HAW), 1.50