GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT THE VOLCOM PIPE HOUSES ON OAHU'S NORTH SHORE DURING THE 2017 VOLCOM PIPE PRO!
Photos by Mike Morrissey
Related: Portraits - Finals Day - Day 3 - Day 2 - Day 1 - Sustainability + Giveback Programs
Opening ceremony - blessing the event.
Michael Morrissey docking himself on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House pondering what to do on lei day #3.
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii helping make waste a resource!
Director of Volcom's Psychic Migrations, RT, checking out the waves at the Beach Park.
New Jersey's Pat Schmidt showed up for a few days (the weather was actually a bit chilly at times).
Drone launching from the Volcom Pipe House to capture some free surfs during one of the many, many lei days.
Early morning pre-start to competition.
We were there for two weeks. The waves were either firing or big and stormy. This is the latter. Taken from the 3rd story of the Pipe House.
Never a dull moment with Tai Vandyke and Burger!
When the event was called off, thus presumed a lei day, the boys spread thin: searching for waves on another part of the island, golfing, getting ready for the event, or laying around the Pipe House watching movies. In this photo you can see Mitch Coleborn (left) and Fat Tony (couch) while a documentary was rolling. Tons of music documentaries were watched on lei days. Two that come to mind were of Keith Richards and Tom Petty.
Volcom surfboard room at the Pipe House.
From the living room of the Pipe House looking out at Pipeline (Pipeline is a little more towards the left of the photo).
This was the morning of the finals. Volcom's Matt Bemrose (left) and Richie Olivares (middle) doing some pre-live production.
Contest Director Marty Thomas (left) and announcer Kaipo Guerrero warming up for the Morning Live Show.
Banzai Bowls was on site every morning to feed the staff and competitors. Nothing better than a healthy acai bowl to get the day started! Thank you, Joe Bard and team!
Assessing the conditions on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House: Kaimana Henry, Jason Shibata, and Makuakai Rothman. "Are we on?!" -Everyone, every morning.
Miguel Tudela psyching and strategizing before his heat. Besides a near-perfect 10-point ride, Miguel lost out in Round 4.
The boss, Kai Borg, was there to hold it down from Day 1 to make sure everyone kept their cool.
Kawai Lindo + Jason Shibata spotting a drainer down at Off The Wall!
Head of Volcom Entertainment, Kurt Midness, flew over to hang with our musical guests for the event, Fat Tony and iLL Faded, and clock some solid Hawaii time.
Fat Tony DJ'd at the Volcom Pipe House after competition days, and dropped an epic live performance at the Turtle Bay Resort one night.
Volcom's North American Men's Marketing Director, Daniel Terry (left), didn't stop running around and taking care of business the entire two weeks we were there. The man means business, can't you tell?!
The boys enjoying some downtime before the event. Tai Vandyke (left), Volcom team rider and New Yorker Balaram Stack (middle), and well, we just call him Thor (right).
More downtime, but this time it's personal! There was a VIP bar on the 3rd story of the Pipe House, and Balaram Stack took full advantage.
Videographer Marc Chambers keeping the Hawaiian vibe alive!
Fat Tony and iLL Faded keeping the house party jamming with non-stop tunes for hours. Volcom Stoned!
Shot from the OG Volcom House looking at the Volcom Pipe House. Jason Shibata, Charly Quivront, and Imai Devault.
Kai Borg assisting one of our filmers, Nate Leal, with the door into the Volcom OG Volcom House to capture the music and party vibes. He looks pretty stoked Kai Borg held the door open for him.
Burger taking a look into the party scene at the OG Volcom House after Finals Day.
Kai Borg and Kelly Slater. Can't even imagine how much surfing history is known by these two awesome humans.
The man behind @DrewToonz, Drew Toonz!
Jamie O'Brien's new house is being built directly behind the Volcom Pipe House, and they were enjoying the Volcom Pipe Pro from the deck. This house's location has been occupied by many famous surfers in past years.
Looking straight out at Pipeline from the kitchen of the Volcom Pipe House.
Solid view from the patio of the Pipe House.
Volcom Hawaii's Clint Moncata, and Alex Moncata
Mark Gabriel, Kailey and Ashley Bogart.
Mauro Diaz, Harry Timson, and Balaram Stack enjoying Primo number too many.
Thor and Mitch Coleborn. Up to something you can bet on that!
Sports broadcaster and TV host, Tina Dixon, and Red Bull's Claude Merkle.
Volcom's Head of Surf Photography, Tom Carey (left), photographer Brian Bielmann (middle), and Volcom's EVP of Marketing, Ryan Immegart (right), checking out some of the day's photos.
These guys were huge contributors to making it all happen. Volcom's Daniel Terry and welcoming-newcomer, Jeff Arnold!
Abe Lerner, Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, and Ryan Immegart.
Artist and longtime Volcom family friend, Mike Parillo with his little buddy.
Tom Carey breaking up the monotony of photo editing all day.
Tai Vandyke capturing the mood of a party at the OG Volcom House after competition day.
Richie Olivares, Volcom's Global Surf Team Manager, and Milo, sunset hanging on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House.
Hawaiian Water Patrol getting their skis out in the lineup before competition began.
Despite Yago Dora's stellar performance in his earlier round heats, he lost out in Round 4 to Bruce Irons and Aritz Aranburu.
Kaimana Henry + Jason Magallanes, pure Hawaii.
Brad and Tai, porch hangin'.
Chris Stebely + Anthony Sedgwick.
Clint drafting up some custom tees!
WSL announcer Joe Turpel.
Kalani Chapman with some words to live by.
Volcom Pipe House before the event started.
The walkway up from Kamehameha Highway. Left is the OG Volcom House, straight ahead is Pipeline, right is the Volcom Pipe House.
Early morning surf check out at Pipeline. Some lei days had some gems, but they were far too consistent to run competition in order to give everyone a far shot at scoring potential.
During competition, Nate Leal wasn't seen for most of the day. We wondered where he went. Turned out he was down the beach filming the heats from the bushes!
The Stone. It stands for something bigger than all of us.
No shortage of beers from Kona Brewing Co. and Primo throughout the entire event. Thank you!
Cheers for the beers from Tai Vandyke + Milo.
WSL's Joe Turpel and Surfing World Editor, Vaughan Blakey at the Pipe House after a full day of competition.
OG Volcom House rager! Photo shot from the 3rd story of the Volcom Pipe House.
Volcom Hawaii's Dave Riddle cruised by the houses on this thing a few times. Rid's been a strong contributor to the Volcom Hawaii program since day one.
Buddy, Milo, Tai Vandyke, Richie Olivares, Ryan Boyes, and RT (front)
Mark Gabriel and Bruce Irons. Bruce kept on making heats and dropping huge scores along the way, eventually falling short in the final to Griffin Colapinto, Adriano de Souza, and event winner, Soli Bailey.
Here is your 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro winner, Australia's Soli Bailey! Soli finished the final far above his competition with a 13.26 heat total. Congrats to all finalists!
Posted on 02/17/17