It wasn’t until after contest organizers decided to postpone things for the start of the second round that Pipeline decided to do it’s thing, truly. The first round held some very wave starved heats, and a total heat score over 15 wasn’t achieved until the first heat of the second round. As North Shore lifeguard and Pipe regular Dave Wassel noted on the webcast, “You’ve got a swell starting to fill in, the wind went back offshore, and just notice how many more waves are coming in these more often coming sets. This is starting to be good Pipeline.”
A few notes:
- Anthony Walsh kicked things off quick in the second round, grabbing that first 15-point heat total.
- The heat of the day included Pipe regulars Reef McIntosh and Kamalei Alexander, along with Brazilian Dennis Thiara and Moroccan Abdel El Harim. Thiara and Reef basically traded off on Pipe scorchers, dropping the two highest heat totals (17.40 and 17.27, respectively) and two highest single wave scores (9.90 and 9.77, respectively) of the day.
- The round of 64 could start tomorrow, meaning all Pipe’s heavy hitters will be surfing heats when action starts next. With a holding swell into tomorrow, make sure to to tune into the Volcom Pipe Pro webcast live right here.
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