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    PERFECT 10-point Scores @ Volcom Pipe Pro 2016!

    The Volcom Pipe Pro wrapped up on February 3, crowning the 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater the 2016 title. While Kelly wasn't able to grab the elusive 10-point ride during the event, there were a few who did. Below are video replays of the three Volcom Pipe Pro warriors who managed to produce a perfect 10-point ride during the heavy conditions at Pipeline and Backdoor. Enjoy! Makai McNamara - Semifinal 2 - Perfect 10 110% commitment on this absolutely massive Pipeline barrel during Makai's Semifinal rewarded him a well-deserved 10-point ride! Jamie O'Brien - Round 4 Heat 7 - Perfect 10 Unbelievable backside barrel riding on this wave from Jamie resulted in a perfect 10-point ride! Ezekiel Lau - Round 3 Heat 5 - Perfect 10 Ezekiel takes off behind the peak at Backdoor and gets blown out for a perfect 10-point ride!
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    Enter to WIN this Anti-Date look for V-Day!

    Hey there chicas! With Valentines Day being right around the corner, we've decided to ditch cupid's arrow and trade in a night of romance for a night of pizza & netflix. Fun right? We think so... For this awesome occasion we thought it would be cool for you to join us in the rebellion and gather your closest pals for a Galantines Night! Every occasion deserves a killer outfit, so we're giving you the chance to win this anti-date night look!   To enter, all you have to do is email us your WORST DATE NIGHT HORROR STORY. Sounds scary right? Well the more horrible, funny, awkward and painful it is to read the better chance you have at winning! And with these entries coming in we'll try to do our part in giving the best advice we can in return. Us girls have to stick together right? What you'll be winning... Sparks Fly Top   High & Waisted Skinny Jeans   Shredder Throw Email us your story at babes@volcom.com to enter! Good luck ladies and let the worst story win! Winner chosen Thursday, Feb 11th.
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    Groms Are Back, And This Time They're Punks - Kyuss King VIDEO

    What Youth gave us an insane new video of young Volcom shredder Kyuss King, and it's been circulating the surf department here for the past few days. With a retro film aesthetic, an 80's punk song, and a new-age, stylistically-driven surf rat from Australia, we're not sure if this video is 2 weeks old or 20 years old. Lucky for us, Kyuss has recently been starting to gain traction with the surf media so this is just the beginning of banger surf clips and talk of the young grom. What Youth describes Kyuss as "an Ozzie Wright meets Taj Burrow and Gavin Beschen hybrid of mischief and corndogs in neon." You be the judge.
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    Get to Know Volcom Women's Photographer - Alexandra Valenti

    For our Volcom Women's x Lomography photo contest we asked our favorite fashion photographer, Alexandra Valenti, to be a guest judge! For those of you who haven't entered our contest yet, enter here! For those of you who haven't gotten to know miss Alexandra, keep reading to see our exclusive interview with her. VW: Hey Alexandra, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions! How did you first get into photography? Was it something you always dreamed of doing? AV: It started when a childhood friend of mine, who was about 9 years older than me, gave me a book of Henri Cartier Breton's photographs when I was about 10 or 11 years old. Bresson was known for the 'decisive moment', (the in between moment) and that has had an enormous impact on my own photography and art. I always took photographs, but always thought I would be a cinematographer. But as I got older and started assisting, I realized I could maybe make a living being a photographer. It just took a while ;) VW: What inspires you when taking photos? Do models have a certain influence on your photography? AV: Yes, models are very important. But it's really more about the whole setting. The set, the story, the clothes... It starts with a feeling. I'm actually more inspired by color, shape and pattern first, then it's the person I am photographing. It's probably my design background. VW: What is your favorite fashion era? AV: OH that's a hard one. I would say I am more inspired by much older eras than I am by anything happening currently. It's so far removed from my experience that I can fantasize about what it was like. And plus I just think the clothes were better in say the 30s, 40s and 50s. And in photographs, it just immediately looks so classic and cinematic. VW: What are your favorite film cameras? AV: I have a few favorites. I have a Pentax 645 that I still use on every shoot. And I love my Hasslblad 503. And old polaroid land cameras. And I love the Pentax 67. It's super heavy but the images are so stellar. And the Mamiya RZ 67 is well, the beast that makes everything look incredible. VW: We noticed that a few of your pieces contain your artwork as well. When did you start combining the two together? AV: I started about 6 or 7 years ago I think? It was really born out of frustration of not being able to paint enough and this seemed like a perfect solution to combine the two mediums. VW: In what ways do you try to stand out from other photographers? AV: I don't really think too hard about what other photographers are doing. I love other photographers but I just have to focus on what I'm trying to say and achieve aesthetically. I feel like I'm constantly evolving. I have a long way to go before I will ever feel like my work is up to par. I will look at stuff I shot even last year, and want to throw away my whole portfolio. I just know I can do better and I feel an intense drive to push myself further. VW:  What advice do you give to aspiring photographers out there? AV: Shoot all the time and keep trying to do something different. Stay away from Instagram because it's making everyone's work look the same. I see trends happening, people ripping off other photographers, and no one is thinking for themselves. Not everyone of course. But there is definitely this collective "unconscious" (although I don't know how unconscious it it) that is producing similar work. I tend to not look at Instagram very much these days. I definitely post my work but then I jump off. It's too much. It's hard to not be affected by it. And lastly, I think, just do it because you love it and it makes you happy. Eventually work will come. If you are passionate, people will recognize that it's authentic and original. To check out more of Alex's work, click here. Give her a follow on Instagram.
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    Markus Keller on the cover of the latest issue of Frequency Mag

    Congrats to Mä and french photographer Matt Georges for landing the cover of Feinschmecker magazine Frequency… The trick in question is a huge fs 7, shot in the Volcom Snow Team house backcountry. Congrats boys!
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    FINALS DAY Volcom Pipe Pro - RECAP!

    Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII – (Tuesday, February 2, 2016) Kelly Slater (USA) solidified his first win in two years at the Volcom Pipe Pro today after a full day of standing ovation performances that many are calling the absolute best of the winter season. Slater surfed against three of the top Pipe mavericks in the world – Jamie O’Brien (HAW), Bruce Irons (HAW) and Makai McNamara (HAW) in a nerve-shattering Final that saw barrels fire off like cannons and detonate on the notoriously shallow reef. Kelly Slater, 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion! photo: Jack Morrissey The 30-minute Final got started with two low scoring albeit immense waves from O’Brien and Irons, respectively, then saw McNamara answer back with the second highest wave of the heat, an 8.67. The 20-year old took an early lead on his opening wave, with Slater taking a quick second on his first ride, a 7.83. Halfway through the Final, the 11-time World Champ secured the win with a backup score of an 8.73, while the other competitors fought hard for the runner-up position. Makai McNamara. photo: Brian Bielmann O’Brien scored a 4.27 for a long left, finally finding a barrel in the second section of the wave, and backed up the mediocre score with a 5.67 for an inside Backdoor barrel. The combined heat total of 9.94 secured a second place finish for the Pipeline Master. The first perfect ten of the day - and the third of the event - O’Brien routed an ultra deep backside barrel to claim the Electric 10-point ride award for $1,000. Calm and cool, O’Brien was in complete control while navigating a high line, eventually bursting out of the tube after the spit. Marco Giorgi (URY) nabbed one of the highest scores of the morning, a near perfect score of a 9.67 for a tricky Backdoor barrel that threatened to clamp down. Giorgi is the sole surfer hailing from Uruguay in this competition. Marco Giorgi. photo: Jack Morrissey Tom Whittaker (AUS) was the highest placing Australian of the event, surfing in the fourth Quarterfinal against Jamie O'Brien (HAW), Mason Ho (HAW) and fellow countryman Soli Bailey (AUS). Baily, 20, had the opportunity to surf one of his first Pipe events in excellent conditions and was humble about the experience. “This is one of the first events I’ve surfed out here, so that’s a special thing," said Soli. "I think anyone that gets a chance to surf an event out here is super lucky and so fortunate. I’m just so glad that I got through to where I did and got to get so many barrels. It’s such an honor to get to surf this wave at its pretty much ultimate best and get through those heats and compete against some of the world’s best out here." Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) narrowly missed a shot at the Quarterfinals after being taken out by Makai McNamara (HAW) who advanced behind Mason Ho (HAW). The Brazilian is a standout in North Shore waves and has spent the winter honing his talents here at Pipeline. Check out Final's Day Heats On Demand & Photo Gallery! Volcom founder Richard Woolcott presenting Kelly Slater with the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro trophy! photo: Brian Bielmann 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro. photo: Brian Bielmann See you next year!

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Kelly Slater - 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion!
Watch Final's Day Video Recap HERE! Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII – (Tuesday, February 2, 2016) Kelly Slater (USA) solidified his first win in two years at the Volcom Pipe Pro today after a full day of standing ovation performances that many are calling the absolute best of the winter season. Slater surfed against three of the top Pipe mavericks in the world – Jamie O’Brien (HAW),Bruce Irons (HAW) and Makai McNamara (HAW) in a nerve shattering Final that saw barrels fire off like cannons and detonate on the notoriously shallow reef. Kelly Slater. photo: Brian Bielmann The 30-minute Final got started with two low scoring albeit immense waves from O’Brien and Irons, respectively, then saw McNamara answer back with the second highest wave of the heat, an 8.67. The 20-year old took an early lead on his opening wave, with Slater taking a quick second on his first ride, a 7.83. Halfway through the Final, the 11-time World Champ secured the win with a backup score of an 8.73, while the other competitors fought hard for runner up position. “I’m stoked, it’s been a while… Between drinks as they say in Australia,” laughed Slater. “Two years since I won an event, and it was this one. I feel good, it’s obviously a great way to start the year off, it just flowed … Got big waves, got some nice barrels, had some high scores … But what a day! Perfect southeast trades and big bombing surf.” Runner Up O’Brien scored a 4.27 for a long left, finally finding a barrel in the second section of the wave, and backed up the mediocre score with a 5.67 for an inside Backdoor tube. The combined heat total of 9.94 secured a second place finish for the Pipeline Master. Jamie O'Brien. photo: Brian Bielmann The first perfect ten of the day - and the third of the event - O’Brien routed an ultra deep backside barrel to claim the Electric 10-point ride award for $1,000. Calm and cool, O’Brien was in complete control while navigating a high line, eventually bursting out of the tube after the spit. “I had about 11 minutes to go,” started O’Brien. “I saw the wave, I had the priority, I tried to set myself up in the best spot I could. Generally in heats you don’t like to be too deep, but that was my predicament in that one … I still didn’t think I was going to make it and I just kind of held on and it just started spitting, spit me out like a cannon. I was just stoked, I just claimed it so hard, but it’s just a good feeling you know. I heard the beach roar, then I heard them start dropping tens and thought, ‘that was a good one to claim.’” McNamara also secured a ten-point ride and $1,000 from Electric for one of the biggest, most perfect Pipeline waves of the event. The young charger was an absolute standout throughout the competition and was nipping on the heels of his competitors during the Final. “It was the best day of my life for sure,” said the North Shore native. “I can’t even explain it I’m so tired right now and just so worn out from today. So many memories went down I can’t even remember all that happened… a few wipeouts and a few really memorable waves and I’m just so happy to finish on the podium for the first time and I hope it happens again.” Makai McNamara. photo: Brian Bielmann Makai McNamara. photo: Brian Bielmann Irons was presented with the Todd Chesser Hard Charger Award for demonstrating sheer determination throughout the Volcom Pipe Pro. Jeannie Chesser, Todd’s mom, handed out the award and the two embraced in a moment of gratitude. “I was not expecting that,” said Irons. “It means a lot you know just because I grew up looking up to Todd Chesser. I knew Todd, I was young but he was always Todd Chesser, he’s always the guy. I’d sit on the beach watching and Todd would be going on the biggest rights. Every time I’m out there I’m always thinking about the Todd Chesser waves. And I love Jeannie, it’s a real honor to have this award. It’s right up there, it’s nice, I’m happy.” Bruce Irons. photo: Brian Bielmann Volcom Pipe Pro Official Results Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaii unless otherwise noted. 1st – Kelly Slater (USA) $16,000 and 3000 pts 2nd – Jamie O’Brien (HAW) $10,000 and 2250 pts 3rd – Makai McNamara (HAW) $4,750 and 1680 pts 4th – Bruce Irons (HAW) $4,250 and 1580 pts Todd Chesser Hard Charger Award – Bruce Irons Semifinal – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=5th place, 4th=7th place SF1: Kelly Slater (USA), Bruce Irons, Marco Giorgi (URY), Joan Duru (FRA) SF2: Jamie O’Brien, Makai McNamara, Tom Whitaker (AUS), Dusty Payne Quarterfinals – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=9th place, 4th=13th place QF1: Bruce Irons, Marco Giorgi (URY), Jack Robinson (AUS), Dimitri Ouvre (BLM) QF2: Kelly Slater (USA), Joan Duru (FRA), Chris Ward (USA), Torrey Meister QF3: Makai McNamara, Dusty Payne, John John Florence, Eala Stewart QF4: Jamie O'Brien, Tom Whitaker (AUS), Mason Ho, Soli Bailey (AUS) Round of 32 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=17th place, 4th=25th place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Joan Duru (FRA) Koa Smith, Griffin Colapinto (USA) H2: Bruce irons, Torrey Meister, Brent Dorrington (AUS), Kiron Jabour H3: Kelly Slater (USA), Jack Robinson (AUS), Ezekiel Lau, Takayuki Wakita H4: Chris Ward (USA), Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Sebastian Zietz, Nathan Yeomans (USA) H5: John John Florence, Soli Bailey (AUS), Ian Gouveia (BRA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP) H6: Eala Stewart, Tom Whitaker (AUS), Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Shun Murakami (JPN) H7: Jamie O’Brien, Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn (AUS), Tanner Hendrickson H8: Mason Ho, Makai McNamara, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Billy Kemper Round of 64 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=33rd place, 4th=49th place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Kiron Jabour, Keanu Asing, Joel Centeio H2: Koa Smith, Brent Dorrington (AUS), Derek Peters (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA) H3: Bruce Irons, Joan Duru (FRA), Mikey Bruneau, Billy Stairmand (NZL) H4: Torrey Meister, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Conner Coffin (USA), Granger Larsen H5: Ezekiel Lau, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Gavin Gillette, Ian Walsh H6: Jack Robinson (AUS), Nathan Yeomans (USA), Hank Gaskell, Jean Da Silva (BRA) H7: Sebastian Zietz, Takayuki Wakita, Carlos Munoz (CRI), Brian Toth H8: Chris Ward (USA), Kelly Slater, Gavin Beschen, Yago Dora (BRA) H9: John John Florence, Eala Stewart, Balaram Stack (USA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Hiroto Ohhara (JPN), Hizunome Bettero (BRA), Victor Bernardo (BRA) H11: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Soli Bailey (AUS), Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), Leandro Usuna (ARG) H12: Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Kai Mana Henry, Ricardo Christie (NZL) H13: Dusty Payne, Makai McNamara, Miguel Tudela (PER), Kevin Sullivan H14: Mitch Coleborn (AUS), Billy Kemper, Olamana Eleogram, Bino Lopes (BRA) H15: Mason Ho, Tanner Hendrickson, Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI), Cory Arrambide (USA) H16: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Jamie O’Brien, Keoni Yan, Lucas Silveira Round of 96 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=65th place, 4th=81st place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Derek Peters (USA), Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS), Kai Barger H2: Koa Smith, Kiron Jabour, Noa Mizuno, Kaito Ohashi (JPN) H3: Mikey Bruneau, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Mitchell Parkinson (AUS), Parker Coffin H4: Torrey Meister, Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, Seth Moniz H5: Gavin Gillette, Jean Da Silva, (BRA), Chris Foster, Ohno Masatoshi (JPN) H6: Hank Gaskell, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Tim Reyes, Ian Gentil H7: Brian Toth, Chris Ward (USA), Luel Felipe (BRA), Gavin Sutherland H8: Yago Dora (BRA), Takayuki Wakita, Kaito Kino, Takumi Nakamura (JPN) H9: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Victor Bernardo (BRA), Benji Brand, Kona Oliveira H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Eala Stewart, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Takumi Yasui (JPN) H11: Leandro Usuna (ARG), Kai Mana Henry, Joshua Moniz, Kaimana Jaquias H12: Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), Imaikalani deVault, Adrien Toyon H13: Makai McNamara, Billy Kemper, Kalani David, Koa Rothman H14: Olamana Eleogram, Kevin Sullivan, Kalani Chapman, Alex Smith H15: Mason Ho, Keoni Yan, Sunny Garcia, Myles Padaca H16: Lucas Silveira (BRA), Cory Arrambide (USA0, Kekoa Cazimero, Allen Schuyler Volcom Qualifier Wildcard - Koa Rothman Round of 112 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=9th place, 4th=105th place H1: Kai Barger, Noa Mizuno, Gregg Nakamura, Joao Marco Maffini H2: Mikey Bruneau, Bruce Irons, Shayden Pacarro, Kamalei Alexander H3: Chris Foster, Ian Gentil, Ulualoha Napeahi, Landon McNamara H4: Gavin Sutherland, Takayuki Wakita, Dylan Goodale, Elijah Gates H5: Kona Oliveira, Eala Stewart, Sheldon Paishon, Derek Wong H6: Kai Mana Henry, Imaikalani deVault, Evan Valiere, Dylan Kowalski (USA) H7: Makai McNamara, Kalani Chapman, Luke Shepardson, Jason Shibata H8: Myles Padaca, Allen Schuyler, Travis Beckmann, Ezra Sitt
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Day 2 Volcom Pipe Pro - RECAP
Check out Day 2 Heats On Demand & Photo Gallery! Ezekiel Lau scores perfect 10, Irons, Slater, Florence advance Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII – (Monday, February 1, 2016) - The best waves of the winter graced Pipeline for the Volcom Pipe Pro today, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 rated event with a $100,000 prize purse, up to 3,000 valuable ratings points on offer and qualification into December’s Pipe Invitational. North Shore favorite and defending event champion John John Florence (HAW) posted the highest heat total of the day, a near perfect 18.84 for two cavernous Pipe waves. The 23-year-old competed against fellow Hawaii surfer Eala Stewart, New York’s Balaram Stack and Italy’s Leonardo Fioravanti. John John Florence. photo: Tai VanDyke “It was a really fun heat, I’ve been excited to watch it all day,” said Florence.” It’s been slowly picking up since this morning, conditions are incredible. The whole day I was just like, ‘please stay the same, please stay the same.’ Still light offshores, big, beautiful sunny barrels.” Kelly Slater (USA) had a tough heat against Chris Ward (USA), Gavin Beschen (HAW) and Yago Dora (BRA), but made it through to the fourth round in second place behind Wardo. The 11-time World Champion won the Volcom Pipe Pro in 2014 and is eager for another shot at victory in the primer conditions. Kelly Slater. photo: Tai VanDyke “This is easily the best Pipe of the year, right now, the last couple hours, it’s incredible,” said Slater. “There’s so many waves it’s hard to keep the adrenaline down and keep yourself calm. I actually got my first wave, which was a really good wave I think, but I was a little too deep and it sucked me back. When it really opened up I was kind of eating it already. And then I came up and watched Wardo get barreled on a really good one and then I got like three on the head… kind of smashed me around so I didn’t start the heat so good, but I had a couple backup waves. I wouldn’t consider those very good waves out there but I got the scores to make it through and I think we’re going to have really good conditions in the next couple days so nice to just have that chance.” Hawaiian charger Zeke Lau (HAW) nailed the only perfect 10 of the event for an epic Backdoor wave to keep the lead over Dimitri Ouvre (BLM). With a combined heat total of 16.07, Lau advanced into Round 3 along with Ouvre, while Gavin Gillette (HAW) and Ian Walsh (HAW) were left without the scores needed to progress. Ezekiel Lau. photo: Brian Bielmann “The ten felt great,” said Lau. “I knew I was only looking for a small score so I was kind of just looking for a little corner to tuck in and of course the biggest right comes, I was like ‘oh god,’ but it looked like a great wave so I just figured go for it. I pretty much just held on for dear life.” Jack Robinson (AUS), the teen who caused a sensation when he won the Pipe Invitational here in December, posted one of the highest heat totals of the day with a 9.00 and a 7.83. Robinson excels in conditions like these and has become a standout in big wave conditions along the North Shore. In a nail biter heat, Bruce Irons (HAW) jumped from third place to first with just forty seconds left on the clock. Sitting on the Backdoor side, Irons pulled into one of the biggest right-hand barrels of the day and navigated an exit as an explosion of cheers erupted from the beach crowd. With a 9.40 score, Irons secured the heat win and a slot into Round 4. Bruce Irons. photo: Lugo “The conditions are as good as it gets,” said the Kauai surfer. “It’s definitely probably one of the best days of winter. Lefts, rights, 8-10 feet offshore, what more do you want?” Contest organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30am HST to determine if the Final day will take place. With more waves on the way, a Volcom Pipe Pro champion will likely be crowned by midday Tuesday or Wednesday. Results Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaii unless otherwise noted. Round of 64 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=33rd place, 4th=49th place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Kiron Jabour, Keanu Asing, Joel Centeio H2: Koa Smith, Brent Dorrington (AUS), Derek Peters (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA) H3: Bruce Irons, Joan Duru (FRA), Mikey Bruneau, Billy Stairmand (NZL) H4: Torrey Meister, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Conner Coffin (USA), Granger Larsen H5: Ezekiel Lau, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Gavin Gillette, Ian Walsh H6: Jack Robinson (AUS), Nathan Yeomans (USA), Hank Gaskell, Jean Da Silva (BRA) H7: Sebastian Zietz, Takayuki Wakita, Carlos Munoz (CRI), Brian Toth H8: Chris Ward (USA), Kelly Slater, Gavin Beschen, Yago Dora (BRA) H9: John John Florence, Eala Stewart, Balaram Stack (USA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Hiroto Ohhara (JPN), Hizunome Bettero (BRA), Victor Bernardo (BRA) H11: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Soli Bailey (AUS), Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), Leandro Usuna (ARG) H12: Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Kai Mana Henry, Ricardo Christie (NZL) H13: Round of 96 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=65th place, 4th=81st place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Derek Peters (USA), Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS), Kai Barger H2: Koa Smith, Kiron Jabour, Noa Mizuno, Kaito Ohashi (JPN) H3: Mikey Bruneau, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Mitchell Parkinson (AUS), Parker Coffin H4: Torrey Meister, Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, Seth Moniz H5: Gavin Gillette, Jean Da Silva, (BRA), Chris Foster, Ohno Masatoshi (JPN) H6: Hank Gaskell, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Tim Reyes, Ian Gentil H7: Brian Toth, Chris Ward (USA), Luel Felipe (BRA), Gavin Sutherland H8: Yago Dora (BRA), Takayuki Wakita, Kaito Kino, Takumi Nakamura (JPN) H9: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Victor Bernardo (BRA), Benji Brand, Kona Oliveira H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Eala Stewart, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Takumi Yasui (JPN) H11: Leandro Usuna (ARG), Kai Mana Henry, Joshua Moniz, Kaimana Jaquias H12: Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Yujiro Tsuji (JPN), Imaikalani deVault, Adrien Toyon H13: Makai McNamara, Billy Kemper, Kalani David, Koa Rothman H14: Olamana Eleogram, Kevin Sullivan, Kalani Chapman, Alex Smith H15: Mason Ho, Keoni Yan, Sunny Garcia, Myles Padaca H16: Lucas Silveira (BRA), Cory Arrambide (USA), Kekoa Cazimero, Allen Schuyler Check back on www.volcompipepro.com tomorrow morning for the next call! Balaram Stack. photo: Lugo
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Wipeout Heard 'Round The World - Tom Dosland
Tom Dosland survived the bail of the century at Jaws in Maui. The El Nino winter has brought swells of epic proportions to coasts around the world, and Jaws is getting hit hard. Tom Dosland was there to push the limits of surf, and the surf pushed back. Watch Red Bull's full interview with Tom above!
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Volcom Women’s Featured Artist Series: Rachel ‘Pony Gold’ Urquhart
Rachel Urquhart is a Melbourne based self-taught artist and illustrator, who grew up in a rural-coastal paradise on the mid-north coast of NSW, Australia. Influenced by a childhood spent collecting natural artifacts and bushland treasures, Rachel’s work is strongly influenced by the natural world as one of the last frontiers of magic, beauty, ritual and justice… And in touch with the reality of living in suburban Melbourne, her work also alludes to bad tattoos, regrettable hair, metal albums and cheap whiskey. Our kinda girl ;) Over the past few years, Rachel has worked for Australian and international brands, both established and independent and has been a Volcom Ambassador for just over a year. Her first solo show, ‘Northern’, was held in 2014, featuring a collection of small and large illustrations and paintings, painted denim jackets and decorated animal bones. Rachel is a true independent spirit, wild at heart and on her creative path. And the best part is, you get to shop her collection! Keep scrolling to shop. Twigs Muscle Tank Seeker Basic Tee in Soy Paper Seeker Basic Tee in Gunmetal Grey Path Unseen Long Sleeve Tee Revolver Crew Pullover in Army Revolver Crew Pullover in Burnt Sienna Surf Sand Shine Tote in Natural Surf Sand Shine Tote in Burnt Sienna Click here to give Rachel a follow on Instagram. To see more of her work, click here.
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Day 1 Volcom Pipe Pro - RECAP
Check out Day 1 Heats On Demand & Photo Gallery! Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII – (Friday, January 29, 2016) - The morning fired out continuous barrels as Round 1 of the Volcom Pipe Pro got underway in clean 8-10 foot surf and light offshore easterly winds. The second World Surf League (WSL) Hawaii Qualifying Series (QS) event of the season, the Volcom Pipe Pro offers a $100,000 prize purse, up to 3,000 regional ratings points, and a slot into the Pipe Invitational with the potential of advancing into the Pipe Masters, the final stop of the WSL Championship Tour. One of the youngest competitors of the event, Maui’s Imaikalani deVault, 18, advanced behind North Shore mainstay Kai Mana Henry, 37, with a combined heat total of a 6.90. Imai deVault “It’s pretty nerve wracking but it’s so cool,” deVault said about surfing against top Pipeline competitors. “I’ve been watching Kai Mana (Henry) surf out here since I was like five years old so to surf a heat with him is just like, dream come true for sure.” The teen is working to qualify into the QS6,000 events at the end of the year and talked about the benefit of competing here in the islands. “Being from Hawaii is definitely an advantage because you can get into events like this or the Triple Crown… just to get practice out here when other people can’t, it’s just a huge opportunity to be able to be in this contest and I’m super happy.” Koa Smith (HAW), 21, was a standout competitor of the event so far, wowing the beach crowd with back-to-back nines - a 9.0 and a 9.67 - the two highest wave scores of the day. Smith stormed his heat against Kiron Jabour (HAW), Noa Mizuno (HAW) and Kaito Ohashi (JPN) and used prime positioning to his advantage. Koa Rothman “I saw that set coming and I got myself into position,” said Smith. “Kiron paddled for that first wave so it kind of put me more into position, and he’s like, ‘Oh are you going,’ and I was paddling up the face like, ‘Oh I don’t know,’ and then I was just perfectly in the right spot. From there I just relaxed through it and had a couple sketchy chandeliers but it let me out and as soon as I got back out the next wave came. And I was just like ‘okay that was fun.’” The wildcards of the event included Volcom team riders Gavin Beschen (HAW) and Balaram Stack (USA), who both got a spot in Round 3, while North Shore’s Koa Rothman (HAW), 22, earned his berth into the Round of 96 by besting the 6-man Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) heat against Tom Dosland, Kawai Lindo, JD Irons, Dave Wassel and Derek Ho. The highest score of the heat – an 8.33 – saw Rothman win the third wildcard slot into the competition. “I’m pretty stoked, I didn’t have enough points to get into the event any other way, so Volcom gave me a shot and it ended up working out really well,” said Rothman. “I think it was probably some of the best Pipe surfers in the world, but I ended up pulling through.” Myles Padaca, who placed second at the Sunset Pro last Sunday, advanced through his heat in first place ahead of Allen Schuyler, Travis Beckmann and Ezra Sitt. The 44-year-old will surf again once the competition resumes. Bruce Irons advanced to Round 3 after a nail biting heat with Torrey Meister (HAW), Makuakai Rothman (HAW) and Seth Moniz (HAW). Rothman and Moniz had the lead for the majority of the 25-minute heat until Meister and Irons split a peak in the last ten seconds and scored a 5.27 and 7.17 respectively, which bumped them up to first and second place to advance. Bruce Irons When the contest resumes we will see more action-packed heats and high-profiled names compete such as Kelly Slater, John John Florence and Jamie O'Brien, who are all Pipe specialists. Official forecaster, Surfline.com, predicts an easing NW swell over the weekend with head high waves and moderate easterly trade winds. Contest organizers will convene tomorrow morning at 7:30am HST to make a decision on whether the contest will resume at 8am. Results Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaii unless otherwise noted. Round of 96 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=65th place, 4th=81st place H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Derek Peters (USA), Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS), Kai Barger H2: Koa Smith, Kiron Jabour, Noa Mizuno, Kaito Ohashi (JPN) H3: Mikey Bruneau, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Mitchell Parkinson (AUS), Parker Coffin H4: Torrey Meister, Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, Seth Moniz H5: Gavin Gillette, Jean Da Silva, (BRA), Chris Foster, Ohno Masatoshi (JPN) H6: Hank Gaskell, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Tim Reyes, Ian Gentil H7: Brian Toth, Chris Ward (USA), Luel Felipe (BRA), Gavin Sutherland H8: Yago Dora (BRA), Takayuki Wakita, Kaito Kino, Takumi Nakamura (JPN) H9: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Victor Bernardo (BRA), Benji Brand, Kona Oliveira H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Eala Stewart, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Takumi Yasui (JPN) H11: Leandro Usuna (ARG), Kai Mana Henry, Joshua Moniz, Kaimana Jaquias Volcom Qualifier Wildcard - Koa Rothman Round of 112 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=9th place, 4th=105th place H1: Kai Barger, Noa Mizuno, Gregg Nakamura, Joao Marco Maffini H2: Mikey Bruneau, Bruce Irons, Shayden Pacarro, Kamalei Alexander H3: Chris Foster, Ian Gentil, Ulualoha Napeahi, Landon McNamara H4: Gavin Sutherland, Takayuki Wakita, Dylan Goodale, Elijah Gates H5: Kona Oliveira, Eala Stewart, Sheldon Paishon, Derek Wong H6: Kai Mana Henry, Imaikalani deVault, Evan Valiere, Dylan Kowalski (USA) H7: Makai McNamara, Kalani Chapman, Luke Shepardson, Jason Shibata H8: Myles Padaca, Allen Schuyler, Travis Beckmann, Ezra Sitt Check back on www.volcompipepro.com tomorrow morning at 9:30am PST for the next call!
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Red Bull TV - In House: Road To The Volcom Pipe Pro - Episode 4
Episode 4 of In House: Road to the Volcom Pipe Pro! As the winter season and 2015 campaign come to a close, it's high drama at the Vans World Cup of Surfing as our surfers Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Carlos Munoz, and Miguel Tudela try to qualify for the WCT while the first big swell of winter hits Pipeline. As the surfing world closes the chapter on this season, the Volcom Pipe Pro offers one last opportunity for our surfers to make their mark and start 2016 with an emphatic performance. brightcove.createExperiences(); In House: Road to the Volcom Pipe Pro is an inside look at the two most infamous fortresses on the North Shore, the Volcom houses, which serve as base camp for the company’s team of surfers as they navigate the most intense period of the year, the Hawaiian winter, at the end of which looms the Volcom Pipe Pro and an opportunity, for some, to qualify for next year’s Pipe Masters, while others look to start their 2016 campaign with a statement performance.