Lighting Up Pipeline

Upon completion of this year’s Volcom Pipeline Pro in January, Red Bull decided to light up Pipe for a night of experimentation and wonderment. No one was really sure how things were going to go, as it was an early test run for future projects. Plus it was the night of J.O.B.’s victory party, so things were a bit hazy.

But that didn’t stop Ian Walsh, Bruce Irons, Jamie O, Gavin Gillette, and more from risking life and limb at three to four-foot Pipe practically blind. Here’s some of what was captured. And stay tuned for much more of this sorta stuff.

Jamie O and Ian Walsh prepping. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Jamie O and Ian Walsh prepping. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Though it was small Pipe, it still had some juice. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Though it was small Pipe, it still had some juice. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Ian Walsh tucking in. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Ian Walsh tucking in. Photo: Nelly/SPL
If anyone could surf Pipe with their eyes closed it's be J.O.B. Photo: Nelly/SPL
If anyone could surf Pipe with their eyes closed it's J.O.B. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Almost like some little rainbow spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL
Almost like some little rainbow spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL
Jamie O and Gavin Gillette sharing. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Jamie O and Gavin Gillette sharing. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Pipeline at night. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Pipeline at night. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Bruce and Walshy sharing one, or rather Walshy giving way to Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Bruce and Walshy sharing one, or rather Walshy giving way to Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Would you really expect Red Bull to do any type of event and not have cute chicks? Of course not. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Would you really expect Red Bull to do any type of event and not have cute chicks? Of course not. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
The boys trying to adjust their eyes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
The boys trying to adjust their eyes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Jamie O'Brien's night time roundie. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Jamie O'Brien's night time roundie. Photo: Nelly/SPL
A benefit of night sessions is the calm, glassy winds. Photo: Noyle/SPL
A benefit of night sessions is the calm, glassy winds. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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