Surfing - Volcom Pipe Pro: Day Two
Sunday’s dropping swell was almost all or nothing. Guys either got blown out of tubes or scraped through with fives. And the passing rainstorms and random wind gusts did their best to keep everyone guessing.
“The conditions are really bumpy, kinda windy and a little closed-out,” Koa Rothman explained, after nailing the Round of 128’s best Pipe wave for an 8.93. “My whole theory is to take off on everything — you’re eventually going to get a good one.”
And once the morning sickness subsided and the Round of 96 revved its engine, a sufficient
amount of hit-or-miss drainers ensured a full day of action for the Volcom Pipe Pro. However, some heats sparked up Backdoor while others graced Pipeline proper. And those who were in sync with the seemingly ever-changing ocean reaped the rewards.
A very uneven day out at Pipeline. It shows just how challenging it can be to either catch the perfect wave or be absolutely incinerated. It is a fine line between the two when conditions are like this. Fortunately, things improved in a huge way for day three.
The live coverage today was absolutely amazing. You can watch heats on demand and catch a glimpse of some truly epic surf on the North Shore of Oahu by visiting the official Volcom event site.
It looks like the event will wrap up tomorrow with another day of perfect conditions.