The Volcom Pipeline Pro is always the best contest to kick off the New Year. The 3-star $75,000 WQS event brings together some the best Pipe specialists in the world along with local chargers and of course, Kelly Slater and John John Florence. You don’t need a valium to sit through the commentary, it’s always fast and loose. How surfing should be.

The waiting period opened yesterday and despite a few days of side shore Kona winds, the next couple of weeks should see a major increase in swell. We can’t wait to see some classic Pipe. Watch the webcast here.

Remember when Kelly won in 2016? Watch it below:

The 2017 Volcom Piple Pro heat draw:

Round 1
Heat 1: Nathan Florence, Mikey Bruneau, Jason Shibata, Kai Lenny
Heat 2: Wyatt McHale, Noah Beschen, Kelson Lau, Gregg Nakamura
Heat 3: Hank Gaskell, Myles Padaca, Alex Pendleton, Koa Rothman
Heat 4: Evan Valiere, Dylan Goodale, Landon McNamara, Ezra Sitt
Heat 5: Kevin Sullivan, Braiden Mother, Danny Fuller, Seth Moniz
Heat 6: Chris Foster, Turo Ariitu, Sheldon Paishon, Kekoa Bacalso
Heat 7: Shayden Pacarro, Kekoa Cazimero, Tereva David, Lance Gruver
Heat 8 Luke Shepardson, Takayuki Wakita, Ulualoha Napeahi, Logan Bediamol

Round 2
Heat 1: Eli Olson, Manuel Selman, Noa Mizuno, TBD
Heat 2: Dean Bowen, Nic von Rupp, Kai Mana Henry, TBD
Heat 3: Jack Robinson, Brian Toth, Tomas Tudela, TBD
Heat 4: Leandro Usuna, Flavio Nakagima, Kaimana Jacquias, TBD
Heat 5: Olamana Eleogram, Keoni Yan, Ian Walsh, TBD
Heat 6: O’Neill Mason, Josh Burke, Jared Hickel, TBD
Heat 7: Nomme Mignot, Miguel Blanco, Yuri Goncalves, TBD
Heat 8: Kaito Kino, Alonso Correa, Kaito Ohashi, TBD
Heat 9: Shane Holmes, Jaime O’Brien, Cody Young, TBD
Heat 10: Mason Ho, Tim Reyes, Bruce Irons, TBD
Heat 11: Shun Murakami, Makuakai Rothman, Taumata Puhetini, TBD
Heat 12: Reo Inaba, Miguel Tudela, Eala Stewart, TBD
Heat 13: Andy Criere, Makai McNamara, TBD, TBD
Heat 14: David do Carmo, Masatoshi Ohno, Elijah Gates, TBD
Heat 15: Tanner Hendrickson, Cory Arrambide, Benji Brand, TBD
Heat 16: Parker Coffin, Lucca Mesinas, Charly Quivront, TBD

Round 3
Heat 1: Josh Kerr, Kiron Jabour, TBD, TBD
Heat 2: Griffin Colapinto, Nathan Yeomans, TBD, TBD
Heat 3: Soli Bailey, Joshua Moniz, TBD, TBD
Heat 4: Conner Coffin, Billy Kemper, TBD, TBD
Heat 5: Ezekiel Lau, Tom Whitaker, TBD, TBD
Heat 6: Bino Lopes, Koa Smith, TBD, TBD
Heat 7: Mitch Coleborn, Victor Bernardo, TBD, TBD
Heat 8: John John Florence, Balaram Stack, TBD, TBD
Heat 9: Kelly Slater, Imaikalani Default, TBD, TBD
Heat 10: Maxime Huscenot, Yago Dora, TBD, TBD
Heat 11: Joan Duru, Aritz Aranburu, TBD, TBD
Heat 12: Jesse Mendes, Carlos Munoz, TBD, TBD
Heat 13: Wiggolly Dantas, Marco Giorgi, TBD, TBD
Heat 14: Torrey Meister, Lucas Silveira, TBD, TBD
Heat 15: Michael Rodrigues, Ian Crane, TBD, TBD
Heat 16: Adriano de Souza, Finn McGill, TBD, TBD