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1.30.10

Contest Wire

Unknown Kid from North Carolina Steals the Show at Volcom Pipeline Pro

BRETT “BACKDOOR” BARLEY? Unknown Kid From North Carolina Steals the Volcom Show Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 29, 2010) – Nobody at the world’s most venerated surfing spot, the Banzai Pipeline, expected a young kid from North Carolina to show up in the middle of a record big-wave winter and steal the show. […]

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1.29.10

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Perfect Conditions Again on Day Two of Volcom Pipeline Pro

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 29, 2010) – It’s a pristine Pipeline morning with buttery smooth conditions, hollow 8-foot barrels, and an epic second day is in store for the Volcom Pipeline Pro. Hitting the water today will be top seeds including Roy Powers (Haw), Bruce Irons (Haw), Mark Mathews (Aus), Sunny Garcia […]

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1.29.10

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Timeless Pipe Turns On for Volcom Pipeline Pro

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 28, 2010) – Surfers live for days like today in Hawaii, and over 150,000 online internet spectators live to watch them. Images of Oahu’s famous North Shore and thrilling Pipeline surf were webcast in high-definition around the world today and the Volcom Pipeline Pro became one of the […]

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1.28.10

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Koa Smith Takes Bronze at ISA World Junior Surfing Championships

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (January 28, 2010) – Koa Smith grabs third place at Quiksilver’s ISA World Junior Surfing Championships propelling team Hawaii to an overall second place, silver medal finish. Despite the challenging conditions at Piha, a beach break near Auckland, New Zealand, Koa stayed focused throughout working his way right into the finals. “This contest […]

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1.28.10

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15-Foot Barrels Greet Day One of the Volcom Pipeline Pro

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 28, 2010) – Broken boards, spitting barrels, helacious wipeouts, memorable rides – expect it all because Pipeline is awake today and the Volcom Pipeline Pro hits the start button at 8:30am. Waves peaked at over 20-foot Hawaiian scale in the wee hours of this-morning, washing across Kamehameha Highway […]

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1.28.10

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Hawaii Claims Silver Medal at ISA World Junior Championships

Hosted by New Zealand and attended by 21 countries representing the best young amateur surfers from around the world. After 8 continuous days of double elimination competition thru storms, and sun, and waves ranging form small to extra large, Finals Day came down to a face off once again between team Australia and team Hawaii. […]

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1.27.10

Contest Wire

How To Wait For the Volcom Pipeline Pro

The talent is there. The swell is there. The contest, however, is not yet there. Conditions haven’t quite come together to justify kicking things off at inaugural Volcom Pipeline Pro, but that doesn’t mean the boys haven’t made the most of it. Enjoy a few videos from lay days on the North Shore.

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1.27.10

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Big Scores, Team Passion and Upsets Mark Day 7 At Quiksilver ISA WJSC

Medal time is one step closer for the world’s junior surf stars, with the penultimate day of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship finished today in New Zealand. With national pride and all-important final day glory on the line, competitors went head-to-head in clean 3-4ft (1-m) beach break waves. Competitors opted to surf the […]

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1.27.10

Contest Wire

Update from Verizon Wireless Hawaii World Junior Team

Piha does have sunshine!.. Piha does have offshore winds!.. Piha does have barrels and winding open faces that provide a platform for high performance surfing. Put it all together and that¹s what day 6 of the ISA QUIKSILVER JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS was all about.. In these conditions the cream of the crop seems to rise […]

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1.27.10

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Giant Surf Cleans Up Pipe, Sets Volcom Stage for Tomorrow

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 27, 2010) – Another giant swell of 15-20-feet (wave face heights exceeding 30 feet) is cleaning out the North Shore of Oahu today, too big to be rideable at the Volcom Pipeline Pro. But the stars are aligning at Pipe and tomorrow is shaping up to produce a […]

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