The first Aussie to ever to win the Pipe Pro slayed all the giants en route to that No. 1 spot, ladies and gentlemen meet your 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro winner, Soli Bailey!
With the resurgence of Bruce, the competitive spirit of Adriano, the rookie-hunger of Griffin, and the underdog-hopes of Soli, the final was truly exciting to watch. It started off with a strong paddle battle between Bruce and Adriano for priority, then saw Soli snag a mid-range 5.67 Backdoor tube. With the wind magically switching to slight offshore during the final, it had seemed luck was on their side, but the boys had to wait as a lack of waves keep them searching for a score. A clean-up set caught Soli inside and breaking his leash off causing him to retrieve a backup board from the beach. With nine minutes left, Bruce and Griffin were put in a combo situation when Soli dropped the highest single-wave score of the heat of a 7.33. For the remainder of the final, the waves didn’t produce any additional high-scoring potential, which left Soli eagerly counting down the clock to the final second, which he did. Congratulations to all the finalists, and Soli Bailey for being crowned the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion!
(1) Soli Bailey – 13.26
(2) Adriano De Souza – 8.43
(3) Griffin Colapinto – 3.90
(4) Bruce Irons – 3.66
Courtesy of Volcom
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