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Pipe and Backdoor

February 11th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Hawaii’s North Shore got a real hot swell that lit up the beach with hype and gnarly barrels. Pipeline and Backdoor were  an HD visual show that was put on by the masters of the break. Check out some dope barrels. More »


Jamie O’Brien Wins Volcom Pipeline Pro

February 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Jamie O’Brien wins it big in epic conditions in his own backyard at the first ever Volcom Pipeline Pro. Volcom put on a five star ASP World Qualifying Series event which gave the winner (O’Brien) $16,000 and 2,000 rating points. O’Brien pounded his way through four days of competition, going up against the best of the best at Pipeline and being on top in the final day. The final consisted of Jamie O’Brien HAW (17.00), Anthony Walsh AUS (14.87), Mark Mathews AUS (14.14), and Danny Fuller HAW (12.16). Two high scores – 8.77 and 8.23 – sealed the deal for O’Brien, giving him a two wave total of 17.0 out of a maximum 20. This is O’Brien’s fifth win at Pipeline (one Pipeline Masters, one Backdoor Shootout, and three Pipeline Pros). The final was an exciting heat as in the dying seconds it was really still anyone’s win. O’Brien said in an interview, “..I started praying it was going to go flat at the end, and Mark looks at me and says, ‘I bet you’re praying it’s going flat’, and I was like, yeah!”. Growing up in Hawaii and having Pipeline as your backyard is a huge advantage, but Pipe is still one of the hardest and deadliest waves to ride. Jamie has put in his time and his dues, and no wonder this is his fifth win at Pipe. Volcom teamed up with Electric and made the event more ‘green’ by having the event held inside the Volcom house and have hardly any tents on the beach. Another cool thing they did was use metal bottles and cans instead of plastic for the environment. Volcom is stepping up and getting more involved in events now, which is pretty cool. Congrats to Volcom, with their first ever ASP event and it being held in the epic Pipe conditions. Also, congrats to Jamie’O for his monster win at the Volcom Pipeline Pro! Check out the pictures below of Jamie’O in the whole event. More »

Contests, Features

Volcom Pipeline Pro

January 31st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Volcom decided to put on its first ASP contest ever and what better place to hold it then the North Shore of Oahu at Pipeline. This 5-star event is the first WQS contest of 2010 and will be running from January 23rd  to February 5th. Volcom is putting up $120,000 as the prize purse so it should be pretty interesting. Be sure to check this one out and watch the live webcast on Volcom’s website. You can also stay updated on Volcom’s Facebook and Twitter pages. More »

Volcom Pipeline Pro – Day One Highlights

January 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Pipe was absolutely going off on day 1 one of the Volcom Pipeline Pro. If you haven’t been watching the live web cast, you need to watch this video. Even if you have been watching live, there are some insane shacks and sketchy wipeouts that are definitely  worth seeing again. More »

Pipeline Swell

November 3rd, 2009 by John Zanussi

This season at Pipeline has already seen some sick swell and it just keeps pumping. The dudes from In Surf News just put up this footage of the most recent swell. Hopefully when the Pipe contest rolls around in December, they’ll be getting waves like these. More »


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