One and a half days of the Volcom Pipe Pro

posted by / Photos / January 30, 2012

All photos by Tom Carey

DAY 1: Dave Wassel was among the many locals unfazed by the increasing swell.

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.

Doesn’t mean he wasn’t telling fish tales to Tom Dosland about it.

Get those boys some peanuts. Dusty and Dylan Payne.

Get those boys some peanuts. Dusty and Dylan Payne.

Edrick Baldwin

Edrick Baldwin

Jason Frederico

Jason Frederico

JD Irons and the Volcom house view.

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.

Mark Healey finished equal last in the Volcom Pipe Pro. A fact he repeatedly brought up during the webcast.

Pipe mainstay Tom Dosland.

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.

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…

Parker Coffin stands tall on land…

And at sea.

And at sea.

Kauai’s Stephen Koehne committed to this wave…

Kauai’s Stephen Koehne committed to this wave…

…put on a show and made it out of his heat…

…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.

…but Pipeline dealt him a bone-deep leg wound that sent him to the hospital for stitches.

My, God.

My, God.

A beer pong champion always keeps his cool.

A beer pong champion always keeps his cool.

Tempting…

Tempting…

Yes, I could ride that…

Yes, I could ride that…

F—k it, let’s see what tomorrow brings.

F—k it, let’s see what tomorrow brings.

DAY 2: Pipeline’s smaller, but still hungry.

DAY 2: Pipeline’s smaller, but still hungry.

Alex Gray sees no evil.

Alex Gray sees no evil.

Aussie bred, Hawaiian-dwelling Anthony Walsh makes the most of his transplant knowledge.

Aussie bred, Hawaiian-dwelling Anthony Walsh makes the most of his transplant knowledge.

Ant Walsh.

Ant Walsh.

Sol Ortiz

Sol Ortiz

Cristobal de Col, eating mierda.

Cristobal de Col, eating mierda.

Eli Olsen

Eli Olsen

Flynn Novak, not just a back flipper.

Flynn Novak, not just a back flipper.

But yes, he also does back flips.

But yes, he also does back flips.

Peru’s Gabriel Villaran is one of the most underrated surfers in the world.

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.

Among cultured and beautiful crowds, you’ll always find a Giants fan.

Kawai Lindo and that blissful moment of anticipation.

Kawai Lindo and that blissful moment of anticipation.

Beat Jamie O’Brien at Pipe. Koa Smith checks another one off the bucket list.

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.

Daddy Liam McNamara surfed the contest with his two sons, Landon and Makai.

Water commentator Matt Bemrose.

Water commentator Matt Bemrose.

Jesse-Merle Jones…f--ked.

Jesse-Merle Jones…f--ked.

Sixteen-year-old Parker Coffin was a fan and commentator favorite…

Sixteen-year-old Parker Coffin was a fan and commentator favorite…

…because the kid never stops smiling.

…because the kid never stops smiling.

Costa Rican Carlos Munoz, mid-way through his perfect 10 and $1000 cash from Electric.

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.

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.

On this one he went left. Watch your head, Wardo. And hey — welcome back.

Remember, this is the Volcom Pipe Pro.

Remember, this is the Volcom Pipe Pro.