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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

HEAD TO PAGE 2 FOR MORE PHOTOS.

Even the jetski drivers were getting in on the action. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Even the jetski drivers were getting in on the action. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Pipe. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Pipe. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Lighting up Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Lighting up Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Ian Walsh setting up to bash that foam. Photo: Noyle/SPL
Ian Walsh setting up to bash that foam. Photo: Noyle/SPL
You wanna like try? Photo: Noyle/SPL
You wanna like try? Photo: Noyle/SPL
J.O.B. is used to having the spotlight on him. Photo: Noyle/SPL
J.O.B. is used to having the spotlight on him. Photo: Noyle/SPL
How trippy does that a-frame look? Photo: Noyle/SPL
How trippy does that a-frame look? Photo: Noyle/SPL
TW SURF's Chris Cote with waterman Dave Wassel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
TW SURF's Chris Cote with waterman Dave Wassel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
J.O.B. trying to match the foam's height with his spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL
J.O.B. trying to match the foam's height with his spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL
Bruce explaining the finer points of surfing Pipeline practically blind. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Bruce explaining the finer points of surfing Pipeline practically blind. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Only the beginning of more of this kind of stuff. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Only the beginning of more of this kind of stuff. Photo: Bielmann/SPL