Back in 2012 the event went off the hook. In 2013 mother nature had other plans. This year it'll be close. Here's hi lites from 2012 by Daniel Ikaika Ito
Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is a core event because of its unique contest format and the high caliber of Pipe surfers invited to the contest. Sponsors field a four-man team and pay $2,500 per surfer to compete. There’s no elimination at the Shootout and each of the 32 competitors surf an equal amount of heats. Each ride is judged on a 12-point scale and the four best waves are totaled. It’s a contest “for the surfers, put on by the surfers.” Reef McIntosh winner. Go here for daily status for this years event.