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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Australian Adam Melling competed Thursday in the Billabong Pipe Masters surf contest at Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore. The dangerous waves prompted the National Weather Service to extend a high-surf advisory for north and west shores through 6 p.m. today.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Spectators lined the shore for the Billabong Pipe Masters surf contest, but the blown-out conditions kept many veteran big-wave surfers away from Oahu's north and west shores.