The 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro already seems like a long time ago, but you may remember the perfect conditions, the dazzling surfing from all involved and Kelly Slater reigning victorious at Pipeline. What you may not may remember is that the topflight competitors didn’t have it all their own way, the surfing wasn’t always that easy and the wipeouts certainly weren’t pretty. A video released by Volcom this week, gathers all the spills, thrills and the worst wipeouts into a glorious 2 and a half minute montage for our enjoyment!
Pipeline is notorious for dishing out punishing wipeouts and beatings to the uninitiated and we are used to seeing the pro surfers taming the wave and making it all look very easy. It is only when you see a wipeout compilation like this that you realise that even the best surfers in the world don’t have it all their own way and Pipe is more than capable of humbling anyone.
You can check out the worst (best) wipeouts from this years Volcom Pipe Pro below and watch highlights from the event at the official Volcom website here.