Volcom Pipe Pro is “On”: V.I.P. Trip Awarded to Maui Woman
Congratulations to Jacquelyn Stewman, a surf enthusiast, legal secretary and mother of three who learned of the win in a phone call yesterday. Jacquelyn said she will be bringing her husband, Casey Stewman, a biologist with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources with her on the trip.
Jacquelyn is a resident who moved to Maui from Santa Cruz, CA in 2012. She said she enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, “whether it’s surfing, boogie-boarding, or pushing her kids (Rob, Lukas and Sophia) into the waves on their boards.”
“Considering we are extremely passionate about surfing, and huge fans of the Volcom Pipe Pro, winning this contest is a dream come true. Thank you to Maui Now/Pacific Media Group and Rising Sun Solar for an amazing adventure,” Jacquelyn told Maui Now.
Volcom Pipe Pro Update: Koa Rothman Secures Last Wildcard Slot, Koa Smith Scores Highest Rides
The morning fired out continuous barrels as Round 1 of the Volcom Pipe Pro got underway on Friday in what contest organizers called “clean 8-10 foot surf.” The Volcom Pipe Pro offers a $100,000 prize purse, up to 3,000 regional ratings points, and a slot into the Pipe Invitational with the potential of advancing into the Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop of the WSL Championship Tour.
One of the youngest competitors of the event, Maui’s Imaikalani deVault, 18, advanced behind the North Shore’s Kai Mana Henry, 37, with a combined heat total of a 6.90.
“It’s pretty nerve wracking but it’s so cool,” deVault said about surfing against top Pipeline competitors in an event press release. “I’ve been watching Kai Mana (Henry) surf out here since I was like five years old so to surf a heat with him is just like, dream come true for sure,” said deVault.
“Being from Hawaiʻi is definitely an advantage because you can get into events like this or the Triple Crown… just to get practice out here when other people can’t, it’s just a huge opportunity to be able to be in this contest and I’m super happy,” he said.
Contest organizers say the official forecaster, Surfline.com, predicts an “easing NW swell over the weekend with head high waves and moderate easterly trade winds.” Contest organizers convene again this morning to make a decision on whether the contest will resume. Below is a list of updated results as posted by Volcom Pipe Pro:
Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaiʻi unless otherwise noted.
Round of 96 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=65th place, 4th=81st place
H1: Marco Giorgi (URY), Derek Peters (USA), Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS), Kai Barger
H2: Koa Smith, Kiron Jabour, Noa Mizuno, Kaito Ohashi (JPN)
H3: Mikey Bruneau, Griffin Colapinto (USA), Mitchell Parkinson (AUS), Parker Coffin
H4: Torrey Meister, Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, Seth Moniz
H5: Gavin Gillette, Jean Da Silva, (BRA), Chris Foster, Ohno Masatoshi (JPN)
H6: Hank Gaskell, Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Tim Reyes, Ian Gentil
H7: Brian Toth, Chris Ward (USA), Luel Felipe (BRA), Gavin Sutherland
H8: Yago Dora (BRA), Takayuki Wakita, Kaito Kino, Takumi Nakamura (JPN)
H9: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Victor Bernardo (BRA), Benji Brand, Kona Oliveira
H10: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Eala Stewart, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Takumi Yasui (JPN)
H11: Leandro Usuna (ARG), Kai Mana Henry, Joshua Moniz, Kaimana Jaquias
Volcom Qualifier Wildcard – Koa Rothman
Round of 112 – 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd=9th place, 4th=105th place
H1: Kai Barger, Noa Mizuno, Gregg Nakamura, Joao Marco Maffini
H2: Mikey Bruneau, Bruce Irons, Shayden Pacarro, Kamalei Alexander
H3: Chris Foster, Ian Gentil, Ulualoha Napeahi, Landon McNamara
H4: Gavin Sutherland, Takayuki Wakita, Dylan Goodale, Elijah Gates
H5: Kona Oliveira, Eala Stewart, Sheldon Paishon, Derek Wong
H6: Kai Mana Henry, Imaikalani deVault, Evan Valiere, Dylan Kowalski (USA)
H7: Makai McNamara, Kalani Chapman, Luke Shepardson, Jason Shibata
H8: Myles Padaca, Allen Schuyler, Travis Beckmann, Ezra Sitt