- January 28 - February 7
- Banzai Pipeline
- A WSL QS 3000 Event
- $100,000 Prize Purse
The 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro, a WSL QS 3000 rated event, is set to begin Thursday, January 28th at the World Famous Banzai Pipeline. 112 world-class surfing “Warriors” from all over the globe will be fighting for a $100,000 prize purse and up to 3,000 QS points to kick off their season. To ensure that these Warriors are able to do battle in optimum wave and weather conditions, the competition will only run on the best days within the 11-day waiting period, which ends February 7th. This has been a very exciting winter on the North Shore, and looking at Surfline.com, who is the official forecaster of the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro, we can see that there is still plenty of surf on the way.
The Volcom Pipe Pro is always a special event for the local Hawaiian competitors with the contest being held at one of their most treasured surf spots, not to mention it being a gateway event for non-World Tour surfers to compete in the prestigious Pipe Masters. The top 8 Hawaiians from the Volcom Pipe Pro will be sent into the $100,000 Pipe Invitational, which serves as the trials for the Pipe Masters, held on the first day of contestable surf within the event window.
Stay tuned to this official 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro website to watch the live HD webcast of the event, as well as receive up-to-the-minute results, daily recaps, videos, photos and much more! iPhone and iPad users can also download the VolcoMobile App from the iTunes App Store to watch the live webcast and stay alert to the latest 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro news.