After four days of waiting, the surfers and fans attending the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro were itching to get the ball rolling. Appropriately, it was on Groundhog Day that the winds slowed and the sky cleared. The proverbial Hawaiian groundhog didn’t see its shadow, which meant the Volcom Pipe Pro could finally commence. The opening heats weren’t pretty, but the competitors were able to adjust to the conditions and put together some good runs.
So, despite the stormy conditions, the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro is now live. It was Kelly Slater who took home 1st place in last year’s competition, and early favorites such as John John Florence have impressed early. But with turbulent conditions comes turbulent results. It’s anyone’s game.