Last week at the Billabong Pro Pipeline, event slayer Kelly Slater almost lost–in the dying minutes of his Round of 16 heat–against North Shore young gun Barron Mamiya. Without possessing GOAT-like abilities, many of the world’s best fell to the Hawaiian wildcard–and in his new edit above it’s easy to see why. Both a master in the tube and a standout in the air, Mamiya spends a lot of time honing his hard-charging skills along the Seven Mile Miracle. To get a glimpse at what life was like for Mamiya leading up to the Billabong Pipe Pro–and to get a sense of what else is in store for the talented Hawaiian–hit play.

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SurfinDaddy has been hanging around the periphery of the web since 2001 – but the dawn of 2021 sees us ready to jump into the fray. No longer content to be an outsider (but loving that our readership will be those who love the outdoors) we’re poised to become your online resource for all things related to boardsports.