DAY 1: Dave Wassel was among the many locals unfazed by the increasing swell.
Doesn’t mean he wasn’t telling fish tales to Tom Dosland about it.
Get those boys some peanuts. Dusty and Dylan Payne.
JD Irons and the Volcom house view.
Mark Healey finished equal last in the Volcom Pipe Pro. A fact he repeatedly brought up during the webcast.
Pipe mainstay Tom Dosland.
Florida boy Oliver Kurtz drives through this beast to win his heat. On day 2, he’ll suffer a concussion and not advance.
Parker Coffin stands tall on land…
Kauai’s Stephen Koehne committed to this wave…
…put on a show and made it out of his heat…
…but Pipeline dealt him a bone-deep leg wound that sent him to the hospital for stitches.
A beer pong champion always keeps his cool.
F—k it, let’s see what tomorrow brings.
DAY 2: Pipeline’s smaller, but still hungry.
Aussie bred, Hawaiian-dwelling Anthony Walsh makes the most of his transplant knowledge.
Cristobal de Col, eating mierda.
Flynn Novak, not just a back flipper.
But yes, he also does back flips.
Peru’s Gabriel Villaran is one of the most underrated surfers in the world.
Among cultured and beautiful crowds, you’ll always find a Giants fan.
Kawai Lindo and that blissful moment of anticipation.
Beat Jamie O’Brien at Pipe. Koa Smith checks another one off the bucket list.
Daddy Liam McNamara surfed the contest with his two sons, Landon and Makai.
Water commentator Matt Bemrose.
Sixteen-year-old Parker Coffin was a fan and commentator favorite…
…because the kid never stops smiling.
Costa Rican Carlos Munoz, mid-way through his perfect 10 and $1000 cash from Electric.
Chris Ward had three rides over 9 points during his afternoon heat. On this one he went right.
On this one he went left. Watch your head, Wardo. And hey — welcome back.
Remember, this is the Volcom Pipe Pro.