After finding her feet on a few practice waves, Gilmore navigated what is widely considered to be the longest tube ride ridden at the facility since it was unveiled in slightly controversial circumstances last December.
The footage also reveals for the first time how the wave, internationally lauded as the most incredible artificial wave ever created, breaks and the speed in which it peels along the purposefully built bottom contour.
(Note: this is a stripped down country version of the song and it's very pretty).
Kelly Slater has thrown open the doors to his Californian wave pool to a select group of professional surfers and Australia's Stephanie Gilmore was one of them.
The cause of danger, a shallow slab of reef with crevasses and coral heads, is also the reason for the barreling shape and immense power of the wave.
Whether competitors drop into a wedging Pipeline left or free fall into a Backdoor right, surfing Pipe, especially big Pipe, requires a physical and mental commitment all to itself.
September 2010: Miley and Liam are spotted running errands and eating together, suggesting they are back together again. A source tells it's "just a time out," whatever that means. But this time they're reportedly "taking it slow and just enjoying each other's company."December 2011: Liam accompanies Miley to the CNN Heroes Gala in Los Angeles.
, gets a lap dance, and confirms she's not having 47 weddings. Three days later, her rep confirms their engagement has been called off.
"January 2013: Miley and Liam vacation in Costa Rica. In her first post-Liam performance, Miley breaks down while performing "Wrecking Ball," a song believed to be about Liam. Miley performs "Malibu" for the first time on TV at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and is in tears by the end of the song.
The Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop of the Vans Triple Crown and the final event of the WSL Men’s World Tour, is the perfect venue for the culmination of both series.
An iconic and historic wave, the Banzai Pipeline is often referred to as the best wave on the planet.
"I was in the barrel then I thought I should try and come out and try do a turn," the six time world champion said."Then I thought, 'Are you kidding me, who wants to get out of this barrel'?
"Footage of the wave and Slater riding it caused a meltdown in surfing circles when it was first released the day after Brazilian surfer Adriano De Souza won the 2015 world surfing title, clocking up close to one million views.