Da Hui's Backdoor Shootout

Nonrated midwinter professional surfing contest held at Pipeline since 1996; the 1999 event offered a $200,000 prize purse, including a first-place check for $56,000—at the time, the sport's biggest-ever prize. The Backdoor Shootout (named after contest site Backdoor Pipeline) was developed by Hawaiian surfer Eddie Rothman, cofounder in 1975 of the informal but intimidating Hui surfing group, also...

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