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After a lay day yesterday, it looks like the Volcom Pipe Pro could be out of the gates this evening (GMT) with the event's forecaster Surfline predicting a large and consistent NW swell (315-335 deg) to build rapidly into the North Shore through the AM hours on Monday, peaking mid day through the afternoon with about 12-13'+ deepwater swell at 14-16 seconds. Eyes are also firmly fixed on another solid WNW low off the coast of Japan which should deliver further waves from the 31st onwards.

With nearly all the top Euros opting to bounce and head to Hawaii early (but now wishing they'd gone to Ireland with Nicolau instead), everyone will be craving for some proper Banzai action. Something that goes a little like Takayuki Wakita's sunset tunnel early last week.

 

Other than that, here's the heat draw:

ROUND 96

HEAT 1

Kai Barger HAW

Kevin Sullivan HAW

Joel Centeio HAW

1.1-

HEAT 2

Gavin Gillette HAW

Billy Kemper HAW

Makai Mcnamara HAW

2.1-

HEAT 3

Cory Arrambide USA

Guillermo Satt CHL

Yujiro Tsuji JPN

1.2-

HEAT 4

Garrett Parkes AUS

Manuel Selman CHL

Bruce Irons HAW

2.2-

HEAT 5

Masatoshi Ohno JPN

Carlos Munoz CRI

Anthony Walsh HAW

1.3-

HEAT 6

Jano Belo BRA

Alex Smith HAW

Miguel Tudela PER

2.3-

HEAT 7

Nic Von Rupp DEU

Bino Lopes BRA

Chase Wilson USA

1.4-

HEAT 8

Kiron Jabour HAW

Ian Gouveia BRA

Sidney Guimaraes BRA

2.4-

HEAT 9

Simao Romao BRA

Krystian Kymerson BRA

Nathan Florence HAW

1.5-

HEAT 10

Gony Zubizarreta ESP

Matt Pagan USA

Steven Pierson PYF

2.5-

HEAT 11

Dale Staples ZAF

Leandro Usuna ARG

Jeronimo Vargas BRA

1.6-

HEAT 12

Kalani Chapman HAW

Cristobal De Col PER

Dane Gudauskas USA

2.6-

HEAT 13

Tanner Hendrickson HAW

Conner Coffin USA

VLCQ Winner

1.7-

HEAT 14

Dillon Perillo USA

Ian Gentil HAW

Dylan Goodale HAW

2.7-

HEAT 15

Dege O'Connell HAW

Ian Walsh HAW

Leandro Bastos BRA

1.8-

HEAT 16

Hank Gaskell HAW

Evan Valiere HAW

Balaram Stack USA

2.8

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