Video & Slideshow Day 1 Volcom Pipe Pro
Day 1 kick off at Pipe features heated action in building swell
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 January, 2013 : - - Pipeline was not friendly today with its gray skies, an unusually chilling wind, and a gnarly lineup of shifty waves. Conditions were temperamental, ranging from head high to more than double-overhead, and delivered everything from mean wipeouts to a perfect 10 tube ride. Wave selection was critical and more than a few athletes struggled to find their two mandatory scores.
Waialua's Kawai Lindo experienced both sides of Pipeline's hand today, finding the only $1,000 "Electric Perfect 10" score of the day for a barrel that reeled off flawlessly. But at the end of his battle for a wildcard in a stacked heat that included Mark Healey (HI), Dave Wassel (HI), and JD Irons (HI), it still wouldn't be enough. Kauai's JD Irons trumped him to move on.
Author: The Editors
Tags: World Qualifying Tour, Pipeline, Volcom