Above:A 15' 2nd Reef set mows over the guys inside 9am on Saturday 1.28.12
It's going to be ludicrous on day one with some sets washing through. We wish competitors a safe day.
One month after the 2011 ASP World Tour wrapped up at the Pipe Masters, the Volcom Pipe Pro now signals the start of the new 2012 season for those with a goal of qualifying for surfing's elite professional ranks.Defending event champion John John Florence will head the field, joined by top international talent Josh Kerr (Australia), Bruce Irons (Hawaii, wildcard), Kolohe Andino (California), Tanner & Dane Gudauskas (California), Wiggolly Dantas (Brazil), Joan Duru (France), Balaram Stack (New York), and Hawaii chargers Ian Walsh, Dusty Payne, and Jamie O'Brien.
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Surf News, 22 January, 2012 : - - Honolulu - The Volcom Pipe Pro signals the start of the new 2012 season for those with a goal of qualifying for surfing’s elite professional ranks. The contest will run during the holding period from January 23rd, 2012 to February 4th, 2012 at Pipeline.
Defending event champion John John Florence heads the field, joined by top international talent Josh Kerr (Australia), Bruce Irons (Hawaii, wildcard), Kolohe Andino (California), Tanner & Dane Gudauskas (California), Wiggolly Dantas (Brazil), Joan Duru (France), Balaram Stack (New York), and Hawaii chargers Ian Walsh, Dusty Payne, and Jamie O’Brien.
Not only will the Volcom Pipe Pro crown a 2012 champion, but it will also be a qualifier for December’s Pipe Masters (final event of the year-ending Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and ASP World Tour). Eight wildcards will be up for grabs for local Hawaii surfers.
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