For most of us, going for a surf at perfect Pipeline usually means throwing your name into a hat filled with names likely more qualified than yours. Getting a good wave is similar to winning the lottery and the wait for your turn might feel more like the driver’s license renewal line at the Hawthorne DMV. In essence, it’s a crapshoot for the unestablished Pipeline charger.
But yesterday was a rare occasion when all of that changes.
Day 2 of the Volcom Pipe Pro, a QS 3000 event, saw absolutely flawless conditions. Clean six to eight foot apexes littered the famed reef all day long and a slough of names not usually known for their presence at Pipe showed that they can perform when it all comes together. Browse the above gallery to see just how perfect yesterday was.
The event will finish today and the waves are still pumping. Watch it all go down LIVE, right here.