John John, Seabass out; Smith, Valiere survive upset-filled Saturday

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    Ezekiel Lau stands tall as he advances into round five of the Volcom Pipe Pro Saturday on Oahu. Upsets highlighted the big and difficult conditions with John John Florence and Sebastian Zietz each losing in round four. Kauai’s Evan Valiere and Koa Smith each advanced to round five. Finals day is likely to run today with sizable and more manageable waves.

Big waves began to rip through the Volcom Pipe Pro, leaving big scores and big upsets in their wake, Saturday on Oahu.