January 31, 2013 I happened to be up on the north shore playing hooky from work and heard the Volcom Pipe Pro was ON. My buddy Brittany and I biked over to the contest and watched a few heats in the morning.
There was a north west swell building out at Pipeline with a little wind on it, which made the waves a little hairy for the competitors. Surfers had to choose their waves wisely to avoid going over the falls or breaking a board.
Kawai Lindo walked away today with a “Electric Perfect 10” and $1,000 cash prize! The weather was sub par with gray skies and cool trades, but I was glad anyway to be laying on the beach at one of the best surf spots in the world.