Volcom Pipeline Pro

Pipeline is the Mecca of the surfing world, and it is at this legendary location that we are proud to announce Volcom's first ever ASP event: The Volcom Pipeline Pro, a WQS 5-star event running with a waiting period from January 23rd - February 5th, 2010.

With the waiting period kicking off this week, you won't want to miss a second of the event, available to view LIVE worldwide. Along with our free high quality live-streaming webcast, the entire Volcom Pipeline Pro will be broadcast throughout the state of Hawai'i on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 250.

The final will also be televised on Fuel TV throughout the United States, Australia and Portugal.

The Volcom Pipeline Pro website will also have a daily video and photo blog each day of the waiting period, along with a live streaming HD Pipe cam courtesy of Surfline.com. You'll also be able to watch recaps of every heat with our heats on demand video feature.

The Volcom Pipeline Pro will feature a prize purse of US $120,000 and be a great opportunity for locals to get much needed WQS and Triple Crown points. Check out the list of Pipeline Warriors that will be competing in Volcom's very first ASP event.

Volcom has always been dedicated to Hawaii - from supporting a team of world-class Hawaiian athletes and ambassadors, to giving back to the community through local charitable events, sponsorships and organizations.

Source: Volcom

Mick Fanning

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In equally exciting news, 1999 World Champion Mark “Occy” Occhilupo has announced he will be coming out of retirement and returning to the professional arena for the Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro.

Occhilupo’s entry into the event marks a comeback for the legendary goofy-footer (right foot forward stance) who officially retired from the sport in 2007.

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The series was carried out near 2 p.m. in high tide with more public than Saturday—800 people—in front of the facilities of Aparta-Hotel La Isla, with waves of 5 and 6 feet (2.5 meters) in height with aerial attacks from all the finalists.

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