Who better to describe Pipeline on day 2 of the 2011 Volcom Pipe Pro than Mr. Pipeline himself, Gerry Lopez: “Barely overhead Pipe. Classic, fun Pipeline. As fun as Pipeline can be.”
Ian Walsh dropped the first 10 of the whole event, racking in a straight $G for the Electric bonus. Considering he’s got 12 stitches in his foot from his machete while cleaning up his backyard on Sunday night, the proper Pipe left heaver was that much more impressive. As Ian described it: “I could see the set coming and [Mark] Healey and I were sitting pretty deep. I thought I might have gotten a little out in front of the ledge but I got into it. I got one big lucky pump without grabbing and it just stayed open and I came out.”
And that was the truth for a lot of barrels yesterday at the Banzai: they just stayed open and people came out.
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