2012 Haleiwa Recap

posted by / Photos / November 26, 2012

Kauai’s Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz had a list of To-Dos that needed doing during the Reef Hawaiian Pro last week. Dos like: Win every heat of the event, beat John John Florence, win a nail-biter final of a Triple Crown contest, have Kauai’s finest chair him up the beach, hold a $40,000 check above his head, have women in bikinis look up at him and drool from below the podium. Did we miss anything? Oh, right — qualify for the 2013 World Tour through this win, after five years of trying. Congrats, Seabass. Your efficiency last week astounded us.

Photos: Corey Wilson

Ali’i Beach, Haleiwa

Ali’i Beach, Haleiwa

Michel Bourez, form-fitting finesse

Michel Bourez, form-fitting finesse

Julian Wilson

Julian Wilson

Dusty Payne was on a tear, connecting functional finners to Larrys to end-bowl hacks, before a quarter final finish

Dusty Payne was on a tear, connecting functional finners to Larrys to end-bowl hacks, before a quarter final finish

Haleiwa has a funny way of catching you inside. Maybe “funny” isn’t the right word

Haleiwa has a funny way of catching you inside. Maybe “funny” isn’t the right word

The Clash of the Legends heat got some solid surf for the four heroes Garcia, Curren, Occy and Kaipo. This was déjà vu for runner up Kaipo Jaquias, who has been in dozens of heats with these same guys over the years

The Clash of the Legends heat got some solid surf for the four heroes Garcia, Curren, Occy and Kaipo. This was déjà vu for runner up Kaipo Jaquias, who has been in dozens of heats with these same guys over the years

Dane Reynolds, midway though the turn heard round the world. There’s been nothing like this in a contest before — ask anyone

Dane Reynolds, midway though the turn heard round the world. There’s been nothing like this in a contest before — ask anyone

Evan Geiselman

Evan Geiselman

John John was looking like he had the first gem on the crown bagged from the start, but Sea Bass proved the mightier jewel thief

John John was looking like he had the first gem on the crown bagged from the start, but Sea Bass proved the mightier jewel thief

Finalists Alejo Muniz, Sebastien Zietz and John John Florence

Finalists Alejo Muniz, Sebastien Zietz and John John Florence

Kauai’s Sebastien Zietz was a warrior in berserker-mode the whole comp. The untouchable winner of the Reef Hawaiian Pro

Kauai’s Sebastien Zietz was a warrior in berserker-mode the whole comp. The untouchable winner of the Reef Hawaiian Pro

The Garden Isle’s present pride and joy, Sebastien Zietz, on the shoulders of Danny Fuller, Dustin Barca and Rico Jimenez

The Garden Isle’s present pride and joy, Sebastien Zietz, on the shoulders of Danny Fuller, Dustin Barca and Rico Jimenez

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One Response to “2012 Haleiwa Recap”

  1. Kaipo Gomes says:

    HUGE props to Seabass, the coolest human in the surfing world. Wish I could have been there to witness the dance moves that went down that night. Soooooooo stoked for such an awesome person. Light it up at Sunset Seabass you rule!!!!!

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