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The Real Big Wednesday

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A rare clip from a little known movie called Blue Surfari from 1963, showing Ricky Grigg, Greg Noll and others taking on 3rd Reef Pipeline for the first time ever. This session is most famous for the classic shot of Noll standing on the shore watching the sets, wearing his famous black and white striped shorts and holding his gun to his side.
No one scores any particularly good rides, although Noll finds a mountain that finally bucks him after a pretty epic race with the lip.
This is classic stuff, and despite the advances in surfing since those times - the equipment and our much better knowledge of the reef at Pipeline - any of today's Pipe specialists would still be hard pushed to do much better in conditions as ragged and stormy as these.
Thanks to 'supertonesurf' for uploading this and Sean Davey for bringing it to our attention.


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