John John Florence won the Volcom Pipe Pro for the third year in a row! That kid is so talented, it’s unreal. The other contestants didn’t go down without a fight though; there were a lot of action packed heats. That one heat in the quarter finals with Jamie O’Brien, John John Florence, Bruce Irons, and Reef Mcintosh was probably the most stacked heat I’ve ever seen.
I wasn’t able to stay for the entire contest, but I definitely shot a lot of photos. Below are some of my shots, enjoy!
The beach started to get packed pretty early for the final day.
Nat Young surfed pretty well in the contest. He won $1,000 dollars for a perfect 10 on day two
Ricardo Dos Santos pulling into a closeout
Tanner Gudauskas had some really great rides yesterday
Here is Tanner Gudauskas with another great barrel
Tanner Gudauskas with a great air at the Volcom Pipe Pro
Pancho Sullivan with a nice coverup yesterday
Another nice wave for Pancho Sullivan at the Volcom Pipe Pro
Reef Mcintosh looked super relaxed yesterday.
See, very relaxed.
Here’s Reef Mcintosh getting spit out of a barrel at Backdoor
Nat Young in a nice barrel as Kolohe Andino watches from the inside
Olamana Eleogram pulling into a shack at Backdoor
Kolohe Andino with a nice closeout at Backdoor
Kahea Hart going off the lip
Jesse Mendez racing for cover
The coolest photographer duo I’ve ever seen!
John John Florence launched this sick air early in the day
Patrick Gudauskas and Olamana Eleogram shaking hands after a very exciting heat!
Kahea Hart with a nice barrel at Backdoor
A unique view of the barrel action at the Volcom Pipe Pro
John John Florence dragging his hand on a gorgeous barrel yesterday
Here is John John Florence and Jamie O’Brien getting ready for their stacked Quarterfinals heat.
John John with a moment to himself before the Quarterfinals
Joel Centeio with a barrel at the Volcom Pipe Pro
Dale Staples busting his fins loose during the Volcom Pipe Pro
Jamie O’Brien during his stacked quarterfinals heat yesterday
Cory Lopez pulling into a nice barrel at the Volcom Pipe Pro. Poor guy broke his favorite board on this wave.
Jamie O’Brien racing for an exit in the quarterfinals
John John Florence and one of his numerous nice rides at Backdoor
Bruce Irons surfed really well at the Volcom Pipe Pro
Here’s Bruce Irons on another one at Backdoor
Chris Ward at the Volcom Pipe Pro
Someone taking off on a gem at Backdoor
Exit shot: The view from behind the Lifeguard stands.