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Volcom Pipe Pro 2013

January 25th, 2013

Volcom Pipe Pro Waiting Period Starts January 27th, 2013

The 4th annual Volcom Pipe Pro, an ASP 5-Star World Qualifying Series event, is assembling for another charging encounter at the Banzai Pipeline. The 2013 contest period is from January 27th to February 7th and with less than a week to go, the 112 surfers are getting prepared for battle at one of the most life-threatening waves on the planet. They will be batteling for $130,000 and valuable ratings points to kick off the 2013 season.

This winter has already brought some big swell on the north shore and looking at (the official forecaster of the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro) there is still enough surf on it’s way.

The Volcom Pipe Pro is an exceptional event for the local Hawaiian competitors, being that it’s a chance for non-World Tour surfers to attain entry into the prestigious Pipe Masters. The top 8 Hawaiian competitors in the Volcom Pipe Pro will be honoured with local seeds into the 2013 event, which is part of the Triple Crown series and finishes off the tour for the year.

Last year, the 2012 Volcom Pipe Pro concluded with a dramatic showdown in the last 10 seconds of the 35 minute final with local Hawaiian John John Florence claiming the win with a 9.93 Backdoor barrel. His concluding wave, together with his earlier perfect 10 point ride, put his combined heat score at 19.93 out of a possible 20 to beat former Pipe Pro Champion Jamie O’Brien. This was the 2nd back-to-back year that Florence and O’Brien have taken the number 1 and 2 spots at the Volcom Pipe Pro.

In line with Volcom’s New Future commitment, the event will again run according to the green guidelines that and ASP North America have partnered on to help cut down the environmental impact of all contests.

Meet The 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro Warriors

Alex Gray

Balaram Stack

Dave Wassel

Josh Kerr

Dusty Payne

Tune into to watch the live HD webcast of the event as well as get up to the minute results, daily recaps, videos, photos and much more! iPhone and iPad users can also download the VolcoMobile iPhone App to watch the live webcast and stay up-to-date on the contest wherever you are.

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