Watch: Pipe Pro // The Best Rides From Day 1
Pipeline was far from classic on Day 1 of the Pipe Pro. Though the surface conditions were clean, a short-period swell and residual lump made for unpredictable sections; sometimes steep and focussing hard, other times falling away and offering respite.
Those who surfed well put themselves right on the apex, even on the opposite side at times, to maximise barrel time in peaky conditions.
If this video only had the excellent rides it'd be just 90 seconds long - there were just seven 8-plus rides all day - but fortunately it features other highlights too.