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2014 Volcom Pipe Pro Goes To Kelly Slater!

Translation: Heido Sundstrom

11-Time World Champion, Kelly Slater, is once again the king of Pipeline, winning the 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro. This win gives Slater an excellent start of this year as he goes on in pursuit of his twelfth championship win, though many have continued to doubt him and have even spoken of his retirement.

At nearly 42 years of age, Kelly Slater started this competition off strong, finishing with five of the ten best scores of the competition, including a perfect 10. These were his best scores: 10, 9.83, 9.77, 9.73 and 9.53. He also obtained the highest score for his best two waves, giving him a score of 19.77 out of 20 possible points (Round 32).

“Pipeline brings back good memories. I came here when I was 12; I met Joey Buran and won the Pipe Masters in 1984. I came down here to see and take the first wave, this powerful cannon that spits you out, and then felt this great tube... This whole other world opened up for me that day. I fell in love with Pipeline at that moment and it’s been one of my favorite waves since. The challenge never stops. There were definitely waves today that I would have liked to have gotten, but just couldn’t find a way to do it.”

During the final, Kelly advanced quickly, overpowering Brazilian competitors, Wiggoly Dantas and Adriano de Souza, and Hawaiian competitor, Mason Ho. In the end, Dantas managed to place second, beating out local Mason Ho, while Adriano de Souza was only able to catch one really good wave and ended up in fourth place.


1. Kelly Slater USA    15.70    2,000 Pts.          $20,000
2. Wiggoly Dantas BRA    13.70    1,500 Pts.    $10,000
3. Mason Ho HAW    11.50    1,125 Pts.           $6,500
4. Adriano De Souza BRA    10.70    984 Pts.    $5,500