Lighting Up Pipeline

Upon completion of this year’s Volcom Pipeline Pro in January, Red Bull decided to light up Pipe for a night of experimentation and wonderment. No one was really sure how things were going to go, as it was an early test run for future projects. Plus it was the night of J.O.B.’s victory party, so things were a bit hazy.

But that didn’t stop Ian Walsh, Bruce Irons, Jamie O, Gavin Gillette, and more from risking life and limb at three to four-foot Pipe practically blind. Here’s some of what was captured. And stay tuned for much more of this sorta stuff.

Jamie O and Ian Walsh prepping. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Jamie O and Ian Walsh prepping. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Though it was small Pipe, it still had some juice. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Though it was small Pipe, it still had some juice. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Ian Walsh tucking in. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Ian Walsh tucking in. Photo: Nelly/SPL

If anyone could surf Pipe with their eyes closed it's be J.O.B. Photo: Nelly/SPL

If anyone could surf Pipe with their eyes closed it's J.O.B. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Almost like some little rainbow spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Almost like some little rainbow spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Jamie O and Gavin Gillette sharing. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Jamie O and Gavin Gillette sharing. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Pipeline at night. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Pipeline at night. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Bruce and Walshy sharing one, or rather Walshy giving way to Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Bruce and Walshy sharing one, or rather Walshy giving way to Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Would you really expect Red Bull to do any type of event and not have cute chicks? Of course not. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Would you really expect Red Bull to do any type of event and not have cute chicks? Of course not. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The boys trying to adjust their eyes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

The boys trying to adjust their eyes. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Jamie O'Brien's night time roundie. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Jamie O'Brien's night time roundie. Photo: Nelly/SPL

A benefit of night sessions is the calm, glassy winds. Photo: Noyle/SPL

A benefit of night sessions is the calm, glassy winds. Photo: Noyle/SPL

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Even the jetski drivers were getting in on the action. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Even the jetski drivers were getting in on the action. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Pipe. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Pipe. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Lighting up Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Lighting up Bruce. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Ian Walsh setting up to bash that foam. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Ian Walsh setting up to bash that foam. Photo: Noyle/SPL

You wanna like try? Photo: Noyle/SPL

You wanna like try? Photo: Noyle/SPL

J.O.B. is used to having the spotlight on him. Photo: Noyle/SPL

J.O.B. is used to having the spotlight on him. Photo: Noyle/SPL

How trippy does that a-frame look? Photo: Noyle/SPL

How trippy does that a-frame look? Photo: Noyle/SPL

TW SURF's Chris Cote with waterman Dave Wassel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

TW SURF's Chris Cote with waterman Dave Wassel. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

J.O.B. trying to match the foam's height with his spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL

J.O.B. trying to match the foam's height with his spray. Photo: Noyle/SPL

Bruce explaining the finer points of surfing Pipeline practically blind. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Bruce explaining the finer points of surfing Pipeline practically blind. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Only the beginning of more of this kind of stuff. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Only the beginning of more of this kind of stuff. Photo: Bielmann/SPL