Kauai boys make early waves at Volcom Pipe Pro

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    Danny Fuller slams the lip during his first-round heat at the Volcom Pipe Pro, Saturday on Oahu. The Kauai surfer went on to win that opening heat, but he was then knocked out in round two.

It was by no means a stellar day of surf at Pipeline on Saturday. What is often an ocean winter paradise was more of a punchy beach break. Any barrels were fleeting head high shampoo rinsers and barely navigable. But with an inconsistent waiting period ahead and a deep field on hand, the Volcom Pipe Pro got underway in some tough winds, a strong current and diminishing open faces.