Top 10 Photos From The 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro

#10. The ageless Derek Ho sat way out the back on day 1 of the Volcom Pipeline Pro and snagged one of the biggest waves of the event. It was sick—he rolled in on the second reef and pulled into the thickest, most unruly barrel on the inside and made it out. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#10. The ageless Derek Ho sat way out the back on day 1 of the Volcom Pipeline Pro and snagged one of the biggest waves of the event. It was sick—he rolled in on the second reef and pulled into the thickest, most unruly barrel on the inside and made it out. "It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time," he said. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#9. Bruce Irons is always a crowd favorite and when busty girls go running down the beach seeking a photo with him we all win. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#9. Bruce Irons is always a crowd favorite, and when busty girls go running down the beach seeking a photo with him we all win. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#8. Kauai's Danny Fuller had a stellar run through the 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro and nearly won the whole thing until Jamie O'Brien snatched it away from him. Check out how late Fuller dropped into the wave—it's amazing that he was able to get under the lip and into the barrel. And yes, he came out. Photo: Noyle
#8. Kauai's Danny Fuller had a stellar run through the 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro and nearly won the whole thing until Jamie O'Brien snatched it away from him. Check out how late Fuller dropped into the wave—it's amazing that he was able to get under the lip and into the barrel. And yes, he came out. Photo: Noyle
#8.5. Why not show up to Jamie O'Brien's victory party in bikini? Looks like Kalani Chapman and Jason Frederico approve... Photo: JC
#8.5. Why not show up to Jamie O'Brien's victory party in teenie tiny bikini? Looks like Kalani Chapman and Jason Frederico approve... Photo: JC
#7. Volcom team rider and North Shore local Marcus Hickman pleased the crowd with a massive close out barrel at Backdoor on day 1 of the Volcom Pipeline Pro. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#7. Volcom team rider and North Shore local Marcus Hickman pleased the crowd with a massive close out barrel at Backdoor on day 1 of the Volcom Pipeline Pro. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#6. 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro Champion Jamie O'Brien with the warrior themed helmet that Volcom presented to the winner. After sitting out most of the winter with a broken arm, will JOB be able to repeat his performance in 2010 or will someone dethrone him as the king of Pipeline? Stay tuned, the 2011 Volcom Pipe Pro could begin as early as Monday, January 24. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#6. 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro Champion Jamie O'Brien with the warrior themed helmet that Volcom presented to the winner. After sitting out most of the winter with a broken arm, will JOB be able to repeat his performance in 2010 or will someone dethrone him as the king of Pipeline? Stay tuned, the 2011 Volcom Pipe Pro could begin as early as Monday, January 24. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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A really cool aspect to the Volcom Pipe Pro is that just about anyone (provided they have some ASP points) can show up and take on the most famous wave in the world. Last year Florida's Nils Schweizer stepped up big time and packed some of the biggest waves of the event on his way to a quarterfinal finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#5. A really cool aspect of the Volcom Pipe Pro is that just about anyone (provided they have some ASP points) can show up and take on the most famous wave in the world. Last year Florida's Nils Schweizer stepped up big time and packed some of the biggest waves of the event on his way to a quarterfinal finish. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
13-year old Landon McNamara took off on one of the biggest set waves of the day and got demolished. He smashed his face on the reef and broke his board in the process. His dad, Liam, was watching from the third floor of the Volcom house and sprinted down to the beach to see if his son was okay. Despite a cut on his face, Landon grabbed another board and redeemed himself with a beautiful barrel. Landon didn't have much to say except that the cut on his forehead was starting to sting. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#4. 13-year old Landon McNamara took off on one of the biggest set waves of the day and got demolished. He smashed his face on the reef and broke his board in the process. His dad, Liam, was watching from the third floor of the Volcom house and sprinted down to the beach to see if his son was okay. Despite a cut on his face, Landon grabbed another board and redeemed himself with a beautiful barrel. Landon didn't have much to say except that the cut on his forehead was starting to sting. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
JOB, Stinky, Jamie O...whatever you call him, Jamie O'Brien lives and breathes Pipeline. This years field is going to have their hands full with the likes of Jamie O, John Florence, and Bruce Irons. Photo: Noyle
#3. JOB, Stinky, Jamie O...whatever you call him, the dude lives and breathes Pipeline. This years field is going to have their hands full with the likes of Jamie O, John Florence, and Bruce Irons. Photo: Noyle
#2. If there's a more beautiful, iconic, and inspiring venue in pro surfing than Pipeline we've yet to see it. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#2. If there's a more beautiful, iconic, and inspiring venue in pro surfing than Pipeline we've yet to see it. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#1. Pitting power against power, North Shore lifeguard and Volcom team rider charges off the bottom on day 1 of the 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro. His shaper, Pat Mulhern from WRV, recently contacted us to get a big blown up print of this. It's probably covered in foam dust by now, but there's no way the impact of the image can be toned down. Photo: Bielmann/SPL
#1. Pitting power against power, North Shore lifeguard and Volcom team rider charges off the bottom on day 1 of the 2010 Volcom Pipeline Pro. His shaper, Pat Mulhern from WRV, recently contacted us to get a big blown up print of this. It's probably covered in foam dust by now, but there's no way the impact of the image can be toned down. For his efforts, Wassel was awarded the "Todd Chesser Sportsmanship Award" which is given to the hardest charging surfer of the event. Photo: Bielmann/SPL