Mark Healey and an endeavor that Sion Milosky would approve of. Photo: Cavataio

Koa Rothman and an endeavor that Sion Milosky would approve of. Photo: Cavataio

It’s in his blood. Mason Ho keeps the family tradition alive at Pipe. Photo: CAVATAIO

It’s in his blood. Mason Ho keeps the family tradition alive at Pipe. Photo: Cavataio

Carlos Concalves. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Carlos Concalves. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Danny Fuller in the tunnel of love. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Danny Fuller in the tunnel of love. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien shed 20 pounds before this season. Looks like it paid off. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien shed 20 pounds before this season. Looks like it paid off. Photo: Brent Bielmann

A proper butt-stall. Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

A proper butt-stall. Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jesse Merle Jones. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jesse Merle Jones. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’s ode to Gerry Lopez. Photo: Munoz

Jamie O’s ode to Gerry Lopez. Photo: Munoz

And now, John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

And now, John John Florence. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour, and an untouched rail. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kiron Jabour and an untouched rail. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman’s got an exciting future. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman’s got an exciting future. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kohl Christenson, warped. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Kohl Christenson, warped. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Makua Rothman. Photo: Domenic Mosqueira

Makua Rothman. Photo: Domenic Mosqueira

Well this looks safe. Makua Rothman. Photo: Flipper

Well, this looks safe. Makua Rothman. Photo: Flipper

Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jamie O’Brien. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Damien Hobgood spent a lot of time in Hawaii this season. Here’s why. Photo: Marote

Damien Hobgood spent a lot of time in Hawaii this season. Here’s why. Photo: Marote

Nathan Florence on big red. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Nathan Florence on big red. Photo: Brent Bielmann

See that boil? Eli Olsen. Photo: Zak Noyle

See that boil? Eli Olson, yikes. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kala Alexander, straight up. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kala Alexander, straight up. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kiron Jabour. Photo: Zak Noyle

Kiron Jabour. Photo: Zak Noyle

Mark Healey waaaay back there. Photo: Zak Noyle

Mark Healey waaaay back there. Photo: Zak Noyle

Alone time with Tyler Newton. Photo: Zak Noyle

Alone time with Tyler Newton. Photo: Zak Noyle

Not so bold prediction: Seth Moniz will win Steep And Deep at some point in his life. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Not so bold prediction: Seth Moniz will win Steep And Deep at some point in his life. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Stephen Koehne. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Stephen Koehne. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Tom Dosland, engulfed. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Tom Dosland, engulfed. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Julian Wilson. Steep, deep and sleeveless. Photo: Russ Hennings

Julian Wilson. Steep, deep and sleeveless. Photo: Russ Hennings

Monday Photos: Steep And Deep Contenders

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It’s been a busy winter. Busy in the sense that every week, a new behemoth of a swell disturbed the Pacific. Busy in the sense that every week, those behemoth swells seemed to rub Pipeline the right away. Busy in the sense that every week, Pipeline produced more entries in the 2013-2014 Steep And Deep Pipeline photo challenge. The challenge, which honors the late Sion Milosky, commends the best Pipeline photo of the season. With the deadline for this year’s submissions behind us, here are some of the finest contenders — which do you think should win?

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