Volcom is pleased to announce the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest! Held at the world-famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, the event will bring together more than 112 of the best surfers from around the globe. The official waiting period for the event begins January 29 and runs through February 10, providing a 13-day competition window to ensure that the invited athletes will surf in optimal conditions at this iconic break.
2017 marks the eighth consecutive year that Volcom is presenting the high-profile, high stakes contest. It is a World Surf League (WSL) 3,000-point Hawaii Qualifying Series (QS) event with the prize purse set at $75,000!
We are so excited to once again host the Volcom Pipe Pro in 2017. There have been so many historic moments from past events that we aim to exceed in the future. Our goal is to produce a world class event while continually pushing our sustainability efforts. Pipeline is one of the most prolific waves in the world and we are honored to be part of such an amazing contest.
-Brad Dougherty, Volcom’s VP of Surf
In addition to consistently delivering some of the best barrels and most historic heats on the tour, the Volcom Pipe Pro is one of the most popular and most watched events. Nearly three-quarters of a million people tuned in for the 2016 live webcast. This elite event is also Deep Blue-certified, a certification that sets the standard for sustainability and minimizing environmental impact. In 2016, it was recognized by the WSL as the season’s cleanest, most “Ocean Friendly” event. For 2017, Volcom’s commitment to sustainability goes even further to make the Volcom Pipe Pro not just the most exciting, but also the most progressive event in professional surfing.