Da Hui Backdoor Shootout: Day 1 Photos And Video

2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout day 1 standout John Florence. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout day 1 standout John Florence. Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

Marcus Hickman has won at Pipeline before, can he do it again in the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout? Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Marcus Hickman from team Volcom has won at Pipeline before, can he do it again in the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout? Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mark Healey from the Quiksilver squad at Backdoor. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Mark Healey from the Quiksilver squad at Backdoor. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Team Hurley's Kekoa Cazimero does his best Gerry Lopez impersonation on day 1 of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Photo: photobrent

Team Hurley's Kekoa Cazimero does his best Gerry Lopez impersonation on day 1 of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Photo: photobrent

Always a standout at Pipeline; Kalani Chapman is partnered up with Sion Milosky, John Florence, and Nathan Fletcher in the team-based event. Photo: photobrent

Always a standout at Pipeline; Vans team rider Kalani Chapman is partnered up with Sion Milosky, John Florence, and Nathan Fletcher in the team-based event. Photo: photobrent

Dave Wassel's soon-to-be-patented backside bottom turn. Take it easy, Dave,  you're gonna bust your fins out! Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Dave Wassel's soon-to-be-patented backside bottom turn. Take it easy, Dave, you're gonna bust your fins out! Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Da Hui's Kala Alexander muscles his way through a meaty Backdoor section. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Da Hui's Kala Alexander muscles his way through a meaty Backdoor section. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

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Nathan Fletcher puts his quad into overdrive at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Nathan Fletcher from the Vans team puts his quad into overdrive at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Bruce Irons and Nathan Fletcher talk shop at what can only be called a "Surfers Contest" in that there are no jerseys and it's held in unique, non-elimination format only when the waves at Backdoor and Pipeline are firing. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Bruce Irons and Nathan Fletcher talk shop at what can only be called a "Surfers Contest" in that there are no jerseys and it's held in a unique, non-elimination format only when the waves at Backdoor and Pipeline are firing. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

After being out of the water for a few months due to a broken arm, JOB is back! Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

After being out of the water for a few months due to a broken arm, JOB is back! Sequence: Bielmann/SPL

Aamion Goodwin from the Hurley team styles his way through the tube on day 1 of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Aamion Goodwin from the Hurley team styles his way through the tube on day 1 of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Fans of the Shootout... Photo: photobrent

Fans of the Shootout... Photo: photobrent

Bruce Irons from the talented Volcom squad that includes Dave Wassel, Dean Morrison, and Marcus Hickman. Photo: photobrent

Bruce Irons from the talented Volcom squad that includes Dave Wassel, Dean Morrison, and Marcus Hickman. Photo: photobrent

Quiksilver's Reef Mcintosh takes the high line through Pipeline. Reef is partnered up with Mark Healey, Tyler Newton, and XXX. The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is most likely going to finish tomorrow (Wednesday Jan. 5) at the Banzai. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Quiksilver's Reef Mcintosh takes the high line through Pipeline. Reef is partnered up with Mark Healey, Tyler Newton, and Fred Patacchia. The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is most likely going to finish tomorrow (Wednesday Jan. 5) at the Banzai. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The lone World Tour surfer in the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, Fred Patacchia, gets a little nuts on a smaller one at Pipe. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The lone World Tour surfer in the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, Fred Patacchia, gets a little nuts on a smaller one at Pipe. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Above: 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout day 1 video highlights courtesy of www.alohaupdate.com

About the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout:
Da Hui Presents the 7th Annual Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. This contest boasts the most participation of Hawai'i born surfers and with it's unique 'no- elimination' judging format which involves three rounds of non- elimination, four man heats and only your best three waves scored – it's any surfer's game. So expect to see the best waveriders in the world competing for a shot at the Shootout title!