Day One - 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro

Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii (January 30th, 2014): After four consecutive Lei Days and lots of wild and stormy weather, The Volcom Pipe Pro finally got underway today. Conditions were not exactly what everyone was hoping for but the north swell and clean condition offered up some fun and contestable rights at the Ehukai sand bar.

One of the highlights of the day was the Volcom last chance qualifier (VLCQ) heat where Gavin Beschen, JD Irons, Kaimana Henry, Kawai Lindo, Bruce Irons and Jamie O’Brien battled for the last remaining wildcard spot in the event. Jamie rode the best wave of the heat scoring an 8.5 and backed it up with a 4.17 winning the heat and earning his place in heat 13 of the round of 96. Be sure to check out today’s photo gallery on

Tom Dosland. Photo: Tom Carey, The official forecaster of the 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro, says for tomorrow, the current N swell will have similar conditions as today.

We’ll start out the next run day with the last six heats of round two, then we’ll head into round three where we’ll get to see the top seeds like John John Florence, Kelly Slater and Dusty Payne give it their best. Check back in at 7:30 HST tomorrow for the call and visit for the days heats on demand, highlight videos and photos.