Day 4 Highlights from the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro

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Day 4 Highlights from the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro

Saturday at the Volcom Pipe Pro opened with big and challenging 12-15 foot WNW swell, putting even the best surfers at Pipeline to the test

February 3, 2018It was a quick decision to call the contest ON this morning at the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro with big, yet challenging, 12-15 foot wave conditions sweeping the Pipeline and Backdoor lineups. With the swell increasing overnight, and a consistent feed of waves pounding the shore, competitors needed to approach the lineup with a different strategy than the days before. "Twos or tens" was what some competitors set out for, while others attempted to scrap some smaller ones on the inside in fear of not being able to find any rideable waves in their heat.

Noa Deane and John John Florence battled it out in Heat 8 of Round 4, but it was Noa Deane who prevailed with snagging a solid 5.53 wave at Pipeline. Conditions were difficult, and with that, we saw some big seeds go down which caused some uproars from the crowds. Two-time World Champion John John Florence was left searching for a 1.80 score, but couldn’t find a wave in time and ended up losing out to Noa Deane and Robson Santos. We also saw some Pipe specialists unfortunately get eliminated from the event who were sure bets to advance: Sebastian Zietz, Balaram Stack, Koa Rothman, Seth Moniz, and Kalani David.

With competition progressing through the morning, we continued to see low-scoring heats with totals not reaching past Soli Bailey’s 7.70 two-wave total from the first heat of the morning. But things quickly turned around in Heat 13 when Ezekiel Lau dropped an 8-point ride on an insane left at Pipeline, which started a recurring trend. Carlos Munoz, Jamie O’Brien, and Miguel Tudela were among the other competitors to snag a few six and seven-point rides to secure their spots in Round 5.

Due to massive waves maxing out at Pipeline, the contest went on hold after finishing Heat 16 of Round 4. Sunday looks to be a bit cleaner with the swell mellowing down a bit and conditions improving, and with luck on our side, we could be crowning the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion! Check back tomorrow morning on Volcom.com/pipepro at 7:15am HST for the official call! 

Round 4:

H1: (1) Koa Smith, (2) Joan Duru, (3) Kyle Ramey, (4) Josh Burke
H2: (1) Billy Kemper, (2) Ian Crane, (3) Kiron Jabour, (4) John Mel
H3: (1) Cam Richards, (2) Aritz Aranburu, (3) Manuel Selman, (4) Cody Young
H4: (1) Ian Gouveia, (2) Noa Mizuno, (3) Dwight Pastrana, (4) Raoni Monteiro
H5: (1) Evan Valiere, (2) Masatoshi Ohno, (3) Tomas Tudela, (4) Elijah Gates
H6: (1) Jack Robinson, (2) Joshua Moniz, (3) Hank Gaskell, (4) Imaikalani Devault
H7: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Mason Ho, (3) Barron Mamiya, (4) Jacome Correia
H8: (1) Noa Deane, (2) Robson Santos, (3) John John Florence (4) Nomme Mignot
H9: (1) Joaquin Del Castillo, (2) Ian Walsh, (3) Sebastian Zietz, (4) Balaram Stack
H10: (1) Alvaro Malpartida, (2) Mitch Parkinson, (3) Lucas Silveira, (4) Mitch Coleborn
H11: (1) Cristobal De Col, (2) Tanner Hendrickson, (3) Leonardo Fioravanti, (4) Brent Dorrington
H12: (1) Finn McGill, (2) Mikey Wright, (3) Koa Rothman, (4) Hizunome Bettero
H13: (1) Ezekiel Lau, (2) Lahiki Minamishin, (3) Riley Laing, (4) Seth Moniz
H14: (1) Carlos Munoz, (2) Jamie O’Brien, (3) Benji Brand, (4) Jeronimo Vargas
H15: (1) Miguel Tudela, (2) Marco Giorgi, (3) Kalani David, (4) Jordy Collins
H16: (1) Weslley Dantas, (2) Takayuki Wakita, (3) Nic von Rupp, (4) Parker Coffin

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
H5: (1) Evan Valiere, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) Diego Mignot, (4) Dylan Goodale
H6: (1) Jack Robinson, (2) Elijah Gates, (3) Alonso Correa, (4) Olamana Eleogram
H7: (1) Mason Ho, (2) Nomme Mignot, (3) Ulualoha Napeahi, (4) Luke Gordon
H8: (1) Robson Santos, (2) Jacome Correia, (3) Makai McNamara, (4) Yage Araujo
H9: (1) Ian Walsh, (2) Alvaro Malpartida, (3) Reef Heazlewood, (4) Sunny Garcia
H10: (1) Mitch Parkinson, (2) Joaquin Del Castillo, (3) Harley Ross, (4) Kaito Ohashi
H11: (1) Brent Dorrington, (2) Finn McGill, (3) Torrey Meister, (4) Reo Inaba
H12: (1) Koa Rothman, (2) Cristobal De Col, (3) Anthony Walsh, (4) Shun Murakami
H13: (1) Riley Laing, (2) Jeronimo Vargas, (3) Gatien Delahaye, (4) Keijiro Nishi
H14: (1) Jamie O’Brien, (2) Lahiki Minamishin, (3) Lucca Mesinas, (4) Ethan Osborne
H15: (1) Kalani David, (2) Nic von Rupp, (3) David do Carmo, (4) Danny Fuller
H16: (1) Weslley Dantas, (2) Jordy Collins, (3) Noah Beschen, (4) O’Neill Massin

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) Lahiki Minamishin, (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) Lahiki Minamishin, (2) Eliott Napias, (3) Luke Adolfson, (4) Eala Stewart
H8: (1) Kalani David, (2) Danny Fuller, (3) Mikey Bruneau, (4) Dante Silva