Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii (January 29th, 2015): Today is the first day of the waiting period for the 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro and without any delay the contest is ON! Competition begins with Heat 1 of the Round of 112 at 8:00am HST and will be broadcasted live at VolcomPipePro.com/live.
Past champions Kelly Slater, John John Florence and Jamie O'Brien are all back to compete in 2015 and we are pleased to announce our two event wildcards, Balaram Stack (Long Island, NY) and Parker Coffin (Santa Barbara, CA). The two young competitors come from far away but have spent many of their winters on the North Shore and have put in their time at the Banzai Pipeline.
The one remaining wildcard spot in the event will be decided by the very special and exciting 'Volcom Last Chance Qualifier' heat. The 3rd annual “VLCQ" will be a 40 minute, 8-man heat in which veteran pipe warriors Bruce Irons, Gavin Beschen, Alex Gray, Kawai Lindo, JD Irons, Kaimana Henry, Derek Ho and Makua Rothman will all be contending in a best-wave, winner-take-all battle for a seed into the Round of 64.
Surfline.com, the official forecaster of the 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro, is calling for 8-12’+ faces, offering waves at both Pipe and Backdoor with a slow decline through the day. Winds will be calm to light/variable in the morning, with a light+ to moderate SW-West Kona wind rising up in the afternoon.
Stay tuned to the official 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro website www.VolcomPipePro.com to watch the live HD webcast of the event, as well as receive up-to-the-minute results, daily recaps, videos, photos and much more! iPhone and iPad users can also download the VolcoMobile App from the iTunes App Store to watch the live webcast and stay alert to the latest 2015 Volcom Pipe Pro news.
Posted on 01/29/15