Day 2 Highlights from the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro

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Day 2 Highlights from the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro

Large swell filled in overnight supplying competitors with classic Backdoor and Pipeline barrels

February 1, 2018 - Waves and competition heated up for Day 2 at the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro with a new solid swell which provided high-scoring and high-impact heats. We saw the first perfect 10 of the event by Hawaii’s Finn McGill and numerous eight and nine-point rides from a variety of the competitors.

Early morning Backdoor gem! Photo: Richie Olivares

The Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) ran just after Round 2 and featured some of Pipeline’s best barrel riders and legends of the sport which included Derek Ho, Gavin Beschen, Dave Wassel, Kalani Chapman, Jamie O’Brien, Takayuki Wakita, and Jonah Morgan, along with Puerto Rico’s Mauro Diaz who packed a huge Backdoor closeout in the dying seconds of the heat. But it was Pipeline local Jamie O’Brien who stole the show with a 9.33 steamer-of-a-wave at Backdoor. Jamie, who won the very first Volcom Pipe Pro back in 2010, is fired up to enter the main event and compete against friends like John John Florence who he’s battled with in memorable heats at this event.

Photo: Tom Carey

The waves continued to pound the beach throughout the day as we finished through Heat 4 of Round 3. Tomorrow looks like another solid day of surf as the swell holds and conditions look favorable, so check back at Volcom.com/pipepro at 7:15am HST for the official call! 

Round 3:

H1: (1) Josh Burke, (2) John Mel, (3) Kaito Kino, (4) Matthew Macgillivray
H2: (1) Billy Kemper, (2) Kyle Ramey, (3) Liam O’Brien, (4) Love Hodel
H3: (1) Cody Young, (2) Noa Mizuno, (3) Makuakai Rothman, (4) Skip McCulough
H4: (1) Dwight Pastrana, (2) Manuel Selman, (3) Ryland Rubens, (4) Facundo Arreyes

VLCQ:

Winner: Jamie O'Brien

Round 2:

H1: (1) Matthew McGillivray, (2) Kyle Ramey, (3) Shayden Pacarro, (4) Wyatt McHale
H2: (1) Love Hodel, (2) John Mel, (3) Cole Houshmand, (4) Kala Willard
H3: (1) Makuakai Rothman, (2) Ryland Rubens, (3) Miguel Blanco, (4) Sean Woods
H4: (1) Facundo Arreyes, (2) Noa Mizuno, (3) Jhonny Corzo, (4) Christopher Kervin
H5: (1) Evan Valiere, (2) Alonso Correa, (3) Jason Shibata, (4) Colt Ward
H6: (1) Olamana Eleogram, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) Kai Lenny, (4) Kaimana Jaquias
H7: (1) Ulualoha Napeahi, (2) Jacome Correia, (3) Martin Jeri, (4) Tristan Guilbaud
H8: (1) Yage Araujo, (2) Luke Gordon, (3) Kainehe Hunt, (4) Logan Bediamol
H9: (1) Sunny Garcia, (2) Harley Ross, (3) Luke Shepardson, (4) Kekoa Cazimero
H10: (1) Joaquin Del Castillo, (2) Ian Walsh, (3) Andrew Jacobson, (4) Joh Azuchi
H11: (1) Finn McGill, (2) Anthony Walsh, (3) Charly Quivront, (4) Gabriel Morvil
H12: (1) Koa Rothman, (2) Brent Dorrington, (3) Ezra Sitt, (4) Kade Matson
H13: (1) Keijiro Nishi, (2) Laheki Minamishen, (3) Jake Kelley, (4) Bruce Irons
H14: (1) Ethan Osborne, (2) Riley Laing, (3) Eliott Napias, (4) Eli Olson
H15: (1) Kalani David, (2) Noah Beschen, (3) Keoni Yan, (4) Cory Arrambide
H16: (1) O’Neill Massin, (2) Danny Fuller, (3) Adrian Garcia, (4) Shaun Burns

Round 1:

H1: (1) Kyle Ramey, (2) Kala Willard, (3) Isaac Stant, (4) Ian Gentil
H2: (1) Makuakai Rothman, (2) Noa Mizuno, (3) Sheldon Paishon, (4) Tom Dosland
H3: (1) Jason Shibata, (2) Kai Lenny, (3) Ryder Guest, (4) Edrick Baldwin
H4: (1) Ulualoha Napeahi, (2) Kainehe Hunt, (3) Chris Foster, (4) Cole Alves
H5: (1) Sunny Garcia, (2) Ian Walsh, (3) Michael O’Shaughnessy, (4) Nathan Florence
H6: (1) Anthony Walsh, (2) Ezra Sitt, (3) Kai Mana Henry, (4) Kelson Lau
H7: (1) Laheki Minamishen, (2) Eliott Napias, (3) Luke Adolfson, (4) Eala Stewart
H8: (1) Kalani David, (2) Danny Fuller, (3) Mikey Bruneau, (4) Dante Silva