GoPro has partnered with Vans to deliver immersive POV footage from the lineup at the Vans Pipe Masters surf contest. GoPro is the official camera of the event, featuring the world’s top tube riders vying for the title.

The Vans Pipe Masters contest is reportedly the most globally watched surf event in the world, with the 2022 contest reaching more than 700,000 live viewers and garnering more than 14 million views of event content.

“GoPro is a leader in bringing a unique perspective—the surfers’ point of view—to the viewer. We’re excited to partner with an innovative company like GoPro to provide an elevated viewer experience from the competitors’ point of view at the Vans Pipe Masters,” said Scott Sisamis, director of brand marketing, surf, at Vans.

The competition window for the invite-only contest opens Friday, December 8 and runs through December 20.

Overall, 40 men and 20 women will vie for the Vans Pipe Master title at the legendary Pipeline Wave on the North Shore of Oahu. Athletes from the GoPro Surf team competing in this year’s event include Mason and Coco Ho, Jamie O’Brien and the Big Wave Challenge’s Surfer of the Year and Rider of the Year, Nathan Florence.

“We’re stoked to partner with Vans and to give viewers a taste of what it’s like to compete in heavy surf at one of the world’s most legendary waves,” says Rick Loughery, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, at GoPro..