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    TURNING A DRONE INTO A FLYING CAMERA FLASH

    THE MOST FRUSTRATING AND REWARDING DRONE PROJECT EVER WORDS BY LUGO   I’ve travelled with Tom Carey shooting surfing for over 20 years. Back in the day, Tom was a pioneer with remote flash photography.  I used to love filming at dusk, trying to capture the pop of his flash and see what my crappy video framegrabs would look like. I even bought the biggest handheld construction lights I could find and made friends stand on the beach lighting up surfers after dark. Then came the day a drone strong enough to hold a flash was finally in my hands. The idea was what if you could shoot surfing (or anything really) where the light source is coming from somewhere that it shouldn’t be or couldn’t be. The crew trouble shooting like usual. Balaram Stack getting an evening pop! Every single time we tried this we had huge failures, learned a little and always got at least one photo that had us frothing for more!  The list of troubles was always high: flashes that never worked (especially at the worst times), soft focus photos, flying blind, broken propellers mid-flight, sets of waves that show up when you’re flying at 6% over the ocean. We went from trying to fabricate something legit to using sponges and gaff tape, which worked surprisingly well. Tai Van Dyke was wondering where the Volcom Pipe House sponges kept disappearing to. We finally settled on using Lume Cubes to help Tom’s camera focus and a setup that didn’t require having a long dangling swinging flash remote hanging from the drone.  We definitely got away with some close calls and some sketchy setups. We tried to be as secretive as we could with the process and photos in the beginning, but once realized how hard this whole concept was I welcomed the idea of other people trying to do the same thing.  It’s a bit of a nightmare with very costly consequences but we think the photos were worth it and we hope you agree.   Lugo Lugo and Tom Carey FOLLOW LUGO AND TOM CAREY ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE.
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    Noa Deane's "Head Noise" is a Cinematic Surf Movie from Filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu

    Demystifying the noise within his own head and destroying the noise of the stereotype which surrounds him. Yes, Noa Deane is a freakish aerialist, but he also charges tubes of consequence. Yes, he is one of the most innovative surfers in the world today, but he is also steeped in a deep respect for his heritage. Yes, he has been characterized as a punk kid, but he is thoughtful and down to earth. Yes, his life might look like an easy dream ride, but he has demons to slay! This movie is a direct reflection of Noa Deane. It's a candid look at one of surfing's most exciting characters through high-action, heavy-charging, avant-garde surfing for the new age, documented unmistakably through the lens of filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu. Head Noise Soundtrack: Dinosaur Jr. - "Raisans" Al Lover - "Partial Paradigm" The LINE - "System Deceptive" The LINE - "Happy Hangover" Wash - "Pipe Bomb" Blistar - "123_1"   Download The LINE's songs from Head Noise, along with their entire album:   NOA DEANE COLLECTION Check out the all-new head-to-toe Noa Deane collection, Noise Noise Noise, available now!
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    "Relentless" Surf Movie Starring Dusty Payne Follows the Highs + Lows of His Professional Surfing Career

    On January 8, 2018, Dusty Payne suffered a near-fatal wipeout at Backdoor on the North Shore of Oahu. After hitting the reef, Dusty was knocked unconscious and didn’t surface for five waves. After being hospitalized with a broken jaw and multiple skull fractures, Dusty underwent surgery and spent months recovering. This captivating film documents Dusty’s surfing accident and his road to recovery and spotlights his career of highs and lows and his relentless love for the sport of surfing.   "I just hope that I’m able to inspire other people to not give up on their goals because of a setback, no matter how dark times may seem."   ABOUT RELENTLESS: Dusty Payne is one of the most dynamic surfers of his generation, but his path in the world of professional surfing has been far from easy. His career has been a roller coaster of competitive successes and failures, era-defining video parts, heartbreaking injuries and inspiring comebacks. Set against the backdrop of his near-fatal wipeout at Backdoor in January 2018, including high-action surfing footage from places like Portugal, Oahu, and Maui (including Honolua Bay), Relentless tells the story of a surfer who has been through it all and keeps coming back stronger than ever.
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    THIS IS THE COMPELLING STORY OF COCO HO AND HER 10 YEARS ON TOUR

    Dive into the colourful story of female surfer Coco Ho from Oahu’s North Shore and learn how she got started surfing, her rich surfing family history, ups and downs on the Championship Tour, and everything in between. Including exclusive interviews with brother, Mason Ho, father, Michael Ho, and world champion surfers John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore. Coco Ho started surfing at the young age of seven after following in the footsteps of her brother and father. As Coco recalls, "I just remember trying to impress my brother. My whole growing up was all to impress Mason." Living and learning on the tour for the past 10 years now, Coco is looking forward to focusing solely on her surfing and letting it speak for itself. She's in the right mindset, has the ability, and feels more inspired and energised than ever before.
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    NEW & ORIGINAL RADNESS FROM SURFER, SHAPER & ARTIST RYAN BURCH

    Volcom is proud to announce the release of a unique apparel collection from San Diego surfer, board shaper, and all-around crafty human, Ryan Burch. Featuring original artwork from Ryan, this limited-edition capsule represents yet another outlet for his homegrown creativity. If you don't know Ryan, know this: he's a sought after shaper who merges the craftsmanship and know-how of the past with a progressive vision of the future. A Volcom team rider for 15 years, he's also an artfully adept goofy-footer with a style all his own. If you haven't already, get on over and check out Ryan's sections in Volcom's Psychic Migrations & True To This movies. There are colorful, hand-drawn eyeballs throughout the collection and Ryan explains why: "I put eyes on all the boards I make because it represents the way I learned how to shape. It's all by eye and the best way to see a design is to use your eyes!" His aim was to "Make something fun. The patterns are crazy-I wanted it to be a combination of my style and classic Volcom style. As for his favorite piece, "The boardshorts are classic, I love those!" Don't forget you can go in the draw to win this hand-shaped Ryan Burch surfboard! Simply buy any piece from the Volcom X Ryan Burch collection and get an entry into the draw. Shop the collection here! The winner will be drawn March Friday 9th in the AM.
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    FINALS DAY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 VOLCOM PIPE PRO

    Joshua Moniz defeats Jamie O'Brien, Weslley Dantas and Cam Richards to win the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro! Finals Day at the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro welcomed everyone with pumping 8-12 foot Pipeline and Backdoor with light offshore winds. The swell backed off a bit from the day before, which was a good thing, and competitors were eager to hit the lineup as countless epic Pipeline barrels graced the lineup all morning. We started off Finals Day with Round 5 and saw multiple 7 and 8-point rides drop without hesitation. Cam Richards nabbed an amazing 8.10 barrel at Pipe where he stood up comfortably and got blown out with the spit. In the same heat, Joan Duru was behind in the count until the last few seconds when a solid wave came in and scored a 7.70 to advance into the Quarterfinals along with Cam. Noa Deane and Joshua Moniz each solidified their spot in the Quarterfinals with high 7-point rides, and Alvaro Malpartida had two excellent 7-point rides to advance along with fellow Peruvian Joaquin Del Castillo. As the round continued, Marco Giorgi bagged an impressive 9.50 and 8.50 to hold the highest heat score for Round 5, while Carlos Munoz received a perfect 10-point ride for a freight-train right at Backdoor. The Quarterfinals were set and the field was stacked with some of Pipeline’s finest barrel riders. Cam Richards continued to amaze everyone with his exceptional barrel riding, dropping an 8.87 on a heavy Pipeline bomb, while Noa Deane secured his advancement in the Semifinals with a 8.17. Heat 2 of the Quarterfinals featured Jack Robinson who was destined to make the finals, but came up short after breaking two of his boards in the heat. That left Joan Duru and Joshua Moniz into advancing positions after each grabbing two solid scores in the 8 and 6-point ranges, respectively. Finishing out the Quarters saw Weslley Dantas, Alvaro Malpartida, Jamie O’Brien, and Mitch Parkinson into advancing positions as the waves continued to fire on all cylinders. While Weslley and Alvaro each had one good score under their belts, Jamie O’Brien was able to find a 7.50 and 8.50 to complete his Quarterfinal heat with a comfortable 16-point total. The Semifinals saw a fury of waves as Pipeline continued to deliver. Picked up right where he left off, Cam Richards dropped a 9.0 on a deep Pipeline left, and also grabbed a 8.80 to solidify his spot in the finals. Joshua Moniz was also able to find two lefts at Pipe to slingshot himself into the final four. Semifinal two included Pipeline specialist Jamie O’Brien who, to no surprise, found a gem of a wave with a 9.17 at Pipeline, and followed it up with a last minute 4.50 to secure his advancement. While Mitch Parkinson nearly matched Jamie’s excellent score, he was unable to find a backup which left the door open for Weslley Dantas who had a 6.0 and 7.27, marking his name in the prestigious final. With an amazing week of great Pipeline and Backdoor, we were set for the finals of the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro, and what a final it was. Joshua Moniz, Jamie O'Brien, Weslley Dantas and Cam Richards hit the lineup to non-stop firing Pipeline. Jamie got a quick start with a 7.43, but it wasn't until a few waves later when he dropped a perfect 10-point ride on a gem of a Pipeline wave. With a solid two-wave total already, it seemed like he had the final in his bag. Waslley Dantas and Cam Richards snagged a couple mid-range scores, but it was Joshua Moniz who opened up with an 8.83 and ended up finding a 8.73 towards the end of the final to secure the win. Congratulations to all finalists and competitors throughout the event for their hard-charging efforts and spectacular showing for the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro! FINALS: (1) Joshua Moniz - 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion (2) Jamie O’Brien (3) Weslley Dantas (4) Cam Richards SEMIFINALS: H1: (1) Cam Richards, (2) Joshua Moniz, (3) Noa Deane, (4) Joan Duru H2: (1) Jamie O’Brien, (2) Weslley Dantas, (3) Mitch Parkinson, (4) Alvaro Malpartida QUARTERFINALS: H1: (1) Cam Richards, (2) Noa Deane, (3) Evan Valiere, (4) Koa Smith H2: (1) Joan Duru, (2) Joshua Moniz, (3) Aritz Aranburu, (4) Jack Robinson H3: (1) Weslley Dantas, (2) Alvaro Malpartida, (3) Finn McGill, (4) Carlos Munoz H4: (1) Jamie O’Brien, (2) Mitch Parkinson, (3) Marco Giorgi, (4) Joaquin Del Castill ROUND 5: H1: (1) Koa Smith, (2) Aritz Aranburu, (3) Billy Kemper, (4) Noa Mizuno H2: (1) Cam Richards, (2) Joan Duru, (3) Ian Gouveia, (4) Ian Crane H3: (1) Jack Robinson, (2) Evan Vaiere, (3) Mason Ho, (4) Robson Santos H4: (1) Joshua Moniz, (2) Noa Deane, (3) Soli Bailey, (4) Masatoshi Ohno H5: (1) Alvaro Malpartida, (2) Joaquin Del Castillo, (3) Tanner Hendrickson, (4) Mikey Wright H6: (1) Finn McGill, (2) Mitch Parkinson, (3) Ian Walsh, (4) Cristobal De Col H7: (1) Marco Giorgi, (2) Carlos Munoz, (3) Ezekiel Lau, (4) Takayuki Wakita H8: (1) Jamie O’Brien, (2) Weslley Dantas, (3) Miguel Tudela, (4) Lahiki Minamishin 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  

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Volcom Hawaii Pipe House History - Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
The Volcom Pipe House is a legendary house located directly in front of Banzai Pipeline. With countless years of iconic surfing history to its name, we dive into its history Since 1995, the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii has been an important part of the Volcom story. In the first part of our Volcom Hawaii houses history we looked back at all the places we were lucky to have stayed: from Rocky Point to Banzai Pipeline, and a handful of spots in between, there has been a wealth of stories to share. Dave Riddle, Keanu Taylor, Diesel Storm on the third story balcony of the Volcom Pipe House In this second part of our Hawaii houses history, Volcom Hawaii veteran and coach Dave Riddle recounts the history of the famed Volcom Pipe House, a.k.a., the Gerry Lopez Pipe House. "Mr. Pipeline" (Gerry Lopez) built this house in the late '70s and is a legendary Pipeline surfer and surfboard shaper. Locals and surfers simply call it "The Pipe House." Volcom Pipe House, a.k.a., Gerry Lopez Pipe House In 2000, Volcom moved the team house from Ted’s Bakery to a single-story house in front of Banzai Pipeline, one of the deadliest, yet perfect waves in the world, where it continued to provide room and board for team riders and guests for the following seven years. In 2007, the team expanded to the house next door, the Volcom Pipe House (Gerry House), where it continues to be one of the most iconic gathering places in surfing history. When Volcom first moved into this house, guys like Bruce Irons claimed one of the top floor rooms, and deservingly so after winning the Pipe Masters and proving his expertise out at Pipeline. Along with Bruce came Dave Wassel and Tai Vandyke who kept a watchful eye over both houses considering their proximity to one another. Soon, the Volcom Pipe House turned into the hot spot for everyone on the team to stay and visit. Early frequenters included Kaimana Henry, Gavin Beschen, Tom Dosland, Dusty Payne, among others. Front-row view of Banzai Pipeline from the Pipe House living room In 2000, Volcom moved the team house from Ted’s Bakery to a single-story house in front of Banzai Pipeline, one of the deadliest, yet perfect waves in the world, where it continued to provide room and board for team riders and guests for the following seven years. In 2007, the team expanded to the house next door, the Volcom Pipe House (Gerry House), where it continues to be one of the most iconic gathering places in surfing history. When Volcom first moved into this house, guys like Bruce Irons claimed one of the top floor rooms, and deservingly so after winning the Pipe Masters and proving his expertise out at Pipeline. Along with Bruce came Dave Wassel and Tai Vandyke who kept a watchful eye over both houses considering their proximity to one another. Soon, the Volcom Pipe House turned into the hot spot for everyone on the team to stay and visit. Early frequenters included Kaimana Henry, Gavin Beschen, Tom Dosland, Dusty Payne, among others. During big surf contests like the Pipe Masters and Volcom Pipe Pro, which happen right in front of the house, you'll see guys like Kelly Slater and John John Florence hanging in the front yard, chatting with friends and watching the contest. It's a heavy-hitter sighting place and hotspot for any media. There are also insane views of Pipeline and the North Shore coastline from some old World War II bunkers located in the hills behind the two Volcom Pipe House that are definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Volcom Pipe House - North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii To be invited to stay here as a Volcom team rider, you have to charge Pipeline and prove that you can handle this beast of a wave. Up-and-comers from the Volcom team learn from the locals and Volcom coaches such as Dave Riddle and Jason Shibata, who have spent years surfing and watching this wave in every condition imaginable. To be welcomed into this house is a blessing and a true part of surfing history, and we're honored to carry on the legacy of such an amazing house. In addition to being the only three-story house originally allowed on this stretch of beach, it's also the very first surf brand house on Oahu's North Shore to be solar-friendly and powered by solar electricty (as is our smaller house next door) which began as a continued effort to further our sustainability commitments by installing solar panels on the roofs of both Volcom houses. Thanks, Rising Sun Solar! Solar panels overlooking Ehukai Beach Park Michael O'Shaughnessy surfing down from the Volcom Pipe House
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Volcom Hawaii Houses History on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
Since 1995, Volcom has held a strong presence on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii with multiple Volcom Hawaii houses and even more legendary stories It was the winter of '95/'96 when Volcom landed their first spot at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu, welcoming team riders Dave Wassel, Gavin Beschen, Kaleo Roberson, Tai Vandyke, Shawn "Barney" Barron, among others, into the mix as the brand first started to get its roots on the North Shore. As the Volcom Hawaii family began to grow and the early-day Volcom house parties were at its height, the team bounced around to different houses on the North Shore between 1995 and 2000. From Rocky Point to Velzyland (V-land) to Backyards to Ted's Bakery, and finally to where the Volcom Houses are now (including the Gerry House) at Banzai Pipeline, it has been nothing short of one hell of a ride, and we are thankful for everything Hawaii has provided us. While 2018 is well past our 20 year mark holding strong on the North Shore, we look to another 20 years full of good waves, good friends and good times! First Volcom house at Banzai Pipeline To survive in the country is to be yourself. Don’t put on no act for nobody, but yourself. Just rely on yourself, and rely on your friends in some sort of way as the boys being there for each other. And that’s what it’s all about. -Scotty Fountain In the fall of 2009, we produced an eight-part video series titled The Volcom House Show highlighting the two Volcom houses where we invited different hosts and guests into the mix to show us what life is like inside the houses. One of those episodes included Valient Himself and the rest of the Valient Thorr crew surfing and playing music on the porch of the first Volcom Pipe house: "Life is good. Just another hangover day in beautiful Hawaii." -Eddie Boy (L to R): First Volcom Pipe House front yard hosting veteran Hawaii surf photographer Brian Bielmann, legendary surfer Herbie Fletcher, and Volcom Hawaii veterans Gavin Beschen and Tai Vandyke Volcom Hawaii Houses locations on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii
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Xo Coco Ho Documentary - A Look at the Famous Surfer's Career
This is the compelling story of Coco Ho and her 10 years on tour Dive into the colorful story of female surfer Coco Ho from Oahu’s North Shore and learn how she got started surfing, her rich surfing family history, ups and downs on the Championship Tour, and everything in between. Including exclusive interviews with brother, Mason Ho, father, Michael Ho, and world champion surfers John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore. Coco Ho picked up surfing at an early age Coco Ho started surfing at the young age of seven after following in the footsteps of her brother and father. As Coco recalls, "I just remember trying to impress my brother. My whole growing up was all to impress Mason." Mason Ho and Coco Ho Living and learning on the tour for the past 10 years now, Coco is looking forward to focusing solely on her surfing and letting it speak for itself. She's in the right mindset, has the ability, and feels more inspired and energized than ever before. "I'm not going to let anything get in the way this time. I'm going for the world title." Today, Coco has won over 25 surfing awards and has been voted a top three fan favorite in Surfer Magazine's Surfer Poll Take a look at a two-part excerpt from the edit with Coco Ho, Mason Ho, and Michael Ho:
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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, 2018 - It 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. 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
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DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 VOLCOM PIPE PRO
Day 3 of Volcom Pipe Pro opened up with solid 6-8 foot WNW Swell at Pipe and Backdoor, providing competitors with excellent surf all day. February 2, 2018 - Friday morning welcomed the Volcom Pipe Pro with a solid swell that held from the evening before, opting for perfect Pipeline and Backdoor offshore barrels. The swell throughout the morning was relentless with non-stop high-scoring waves dropping from the very first heat of the morning. Jack Robinson wowed the crowd with multiple keepers, most notably, a 9.07 Backdoor barrel where he had to pump inside of the tube to make a clean exit. As we continued through Round 3, we saw great scoring waves from guys like Evan Valiere, Elijah Gates, Mason Ho, Ian Walsh, Brent Dorrington, Koa Rothman, and more. But with great rides, there are bound to be crazy wipeouts, and there were. A handful of surfers packed some heavy closeout barrels and some ended up resorted to the dreaded late-pin-needle air drop. Koa Smith started off Round 4 in his usual fashion, dropping a 9.27 and 8.87 to comfortably advance to Round 5. Joan Duru also packed an impressive 8.57 on a late-drop Backdoor barrel and backed it up with a solid left at Pipeline to secure his spot in the next round. But it was Cam Richards who stole the show on his backhand with two incredible tube rides at Backdoor. While down in the count with just under 11 minutes to go, Cam nabbed a clean 9.83 then quickly followed it up with a perfect 10-point ride. We finished off the day with Heat 6 of Round 4 to an incessant flood of waves and great conditions. We saw Jack Robinson pick up right where he left off and scored an 8-point ride on his first Backdoor attempt and followed it up with a near-perfect score of a 9.93, juggling between a foam ball and super deep positioning on the wave. 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 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
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DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 VOLCOM PIPE PRO
Large swell filled in overnight supplying competitors with classic backdoor and pipeline barrels. February 1, 2018 - Waves and competition heated up for Day 2 at the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro with a new solid swell which provided high-scoring and high-impact heats. We saw the first perfect 10 of the event by Hawaii’s Finn McGill and numerous eight and nine-point rides from a variety of the competitors. The Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) ran just after Round 2 and featured some of Pipeline’s best barrel riders and legends of the sport which included Derek Ho, Gavin Beschen, Dave Wassel, Kalani Chapman, Jamie O’Brien, Takayuki Wakita, and Jonah Morgan, along with Puerto Rico’s Mauro Diaz who packed a huge Backdoor closeout in the dying seconds of the heat. But it was Pipeline local Jamie O’Brien who stole the show with a 9.33 steamer-of-a-wave at Backdoor. Jamie, who won the very first Volcom Pipe Pro back in 2010, is fired up to enter the main event and compete against friends like John John Florence who he’s battled with in memorable heats at this event. The waves continued to pound the beach throughout the day as we finished through Heat 4 of Round 3. 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 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) Laheki Minamishen, (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) Laheki Minamishen, (2) Eliott Napias, (3) Luke Adolfson, (4) Eala Stewart H8: (1) Kalani David, (2) Danny Fuller, (3) Mikey Bruneau, (4) Dante Silva