Groms Tearing Up Pipeline

This morning was an action packed grom session at Pipeline. Judging by all of the Nike stickers we saw, Hurley must have just picked up every young gun out there with a surf board. It seems like every rider under 16 was rocking a Nike sticker out there today, which will all be replaced by Hurley momentarily I would guess. In the hour and a half that I snuck away from my web design work, I saw 5 broken boards and took 1,200 photos.

There were two people who really stood out today. The first, was a very young surfer who appears to be riding for Volcom. He looks to be around 12 at the oldest, and he was just charging it at Pipe! Had I only been doing that at his age…..

The second stand out is a guy we’ve seen out at Pipe a lot. No clue who he is, and he doesn’t appear to have a big sponsor. Today he got more perfect barrels and launched the sickest airs I have every seen. Whoever he is, someone needs to pick him up.

Below are the pics of the day. Definitely more than usual, but there was so much to shoot!

g ready for the paddle out. Notice the young guy, standout number one of today.

Getting ready for the paddle out. Notice the young guy, standout number one of today.

 

This guy had a lot of barrels today as well.

Very solid wave.

 

A turn, that turned into a bit of an air.

A turn, that turned into a bit of an air over at Backdoor.

 

Scoping it out. Only one of these boards survived.

Scoping it out. Only one of these boards survived.

 

Yes, he made it out of this barrel.

Yes, he made it out of this barrel.

 

One heck of a wipeout.

One heck of a wipeout.

Amazing shack. 1 of 3.

Amazing shack. 1 of 3.

 

Amazing shack. 2 of 3.

Amazing shack. 2 of 3.

 

Amazing shack. 3 of 3.

Amazing shack. 3 of 3.

 

This guy is so good! He's standout number two that was mentioned above.

This guy is so good! He’s standout number two that was mentioned above.

 

Mystery man getting shacked. He made it out clean.

Mystery man getting shacked. He made it out clean.

 

Here he is again, in a perfect barrel.

Here he is again, in a perfect barrel.

 

A smaller barrel for today's size

A smaller barrel for today’s size

 

Nice cutback right here

Nice cutback right here

Don't look back now. There were some huge sets rolling through today.

Don’t look back now. There were some huge sets rolling through today.

 

Heading straight into a beautiful closeout

Heading straight into a beautiful closeout

 

Stand up and relax, enjoy the green room.

Stand up and relax, enjoy the green room.

 

This is the little who charges. The next John John Florence.

This is the little who charges. The next John John Florence.

The little guy getting barreled.

The little guy getting barreled.

 

"Hey barrels, wait for me."

“Hey barrels, wait for me.”

 

His last wave of the session. A real bomb!

His last wave of the session. A real bomb!

 

Job well done for this kid.

Job well done for this kid.

 

Exit shot. A casual spectator.

Exit shot. A casual spectator.

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