Day 2 Highlights From The Volcom Pipeline Pro
The pride of Buxton, North Carolina, Brett Barley, nailed the day’s first perfect ten-point ride of the day after he got barreled out of his gourd on a good-sized Backdoor wave—backside no less. Brett backed up his ten with a measly 9.67. Electric will be handing him a cool C-note for the ten, my question is whether or not he entered the www.insurfnews.com Backside at Backdoor Challenge… Photo: Noyle/SPL
Above: Brett’s stellar heat on video.
The dude everyone wanted to see, Mr. Bruce Irons, got to Oahu from Kauai just in time to put on a Backdoor clinic for his fans. Bruce also got a perfect ten for an impossibly long Backdoor barrel (below). Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Bruce en-route to a perfect ten point ride. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Above: Bruce Irons and Mark Healey advance over yesterday’s hero, Landon McNamara and WCT surfer Tom Whitaker.
Despite all the money and points on the line, Jamie O’Brien and Marcus Hickman don’t seem too tense before their heat together. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Marcus Hickman had to be pumped up after beating his buddy and Pipeline Master Jamie O’Brien. Looks out for Marcus—he’s won this event before, back when it was the Monster or Hansen’s Energy Pro a few years ago. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Last night at Lei Lei’s Kaupena Miranda was pouring our drinks and we gave him a tip. Today we were watching him and got a few tips on how to get shacked at Backdoor. Photo: Noyle/SPL
Two weeks after celebrating his 40th birthday, Sunny Garcia and fellow veteran Rob Machado took down upstarts Devon Thresher and Jose Cabrera. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
We’re not sure how John John sees through that hair either, but… Photo: Bielmann/SPL
With a few sweet Backdoor drainers and a first place finish in his heat, John John Florence continued his stellar winter 2009/2010 North Shore contest season. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Kai Barger and Pancho Sullivan uncharacteristically bow out early to a ferocious Nils Schweizer and Clay Marzo. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
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