What better way to kick off 2011 than with a blast from the past with Mr. Derek Ho. At 46 years old, Uncle Derek is charging harder than ever and an inspiration to all. Photo: Stafford/SPL
Derek Ho on January 2nd, 2011 at the Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Stafford/SPL
While the conditions weren't perfect, proper Pipeline hadn't been seen in ages until January 2, 2011 rolled around. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
On one of the biggest waves of the day, JD Irons gets primed for the Volcom Pipe Pro which kicks off January 24th and runs until February 5th. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
Surfers aren't the only ones who flock to the beach when Pipeline breaks...
From the oldest guy out (Derek Ho) to the youngest (14-year old Ivan Florence pictured here) there's no better way to welcome the new year than by getting shacked at Pipeline. Photo: Stafford/SPL
Not to be outdone by his little brother, John Florence packs one on the first reef. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
JD Irons looking pretty psyched after getting arguably the wave of the day at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
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