Jack Robbo Just Won The Volcom Pipe Pro!

6 Feb 2019 1 Share

Photo: WSL/Heff

Photo: WSL/Heff

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“I’m elated, I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true to win a contest at Pipeline. It’s just the start…”

That’s Jack Robinson seconds after winning the QS3000 Volcom Pipe Pro – an event which despite being worth just 3000 QS points is unofficially the best event on the qualifier's calendar.

Jack Robinson faced off against fellow young Aussie Reef Heazlewood, noted American Pipe gun Balaram Stack, and highly favoured local Baron Mamiya in the final, but Jack continued his event-long hot form (which included a near-perfect 19.57 heat in round 5) to take out the big Pipe win. 

The young West Australian now joins the elite company of the GOAT Kelly Slater, former Pipe Master and one of the wave’s greatest Jamie O’Brien, two time World Champ John John Florence, 2019 CT rookie Soli Bailey, and rising star Josh Moniz on the all killer no filler list of past Volcom Pipe Pro champions. 

Beyond the points and accolades itself, this is a big and notable win for Jack. Touted by many to be the next John John Florence since his early teens, Jack Robbo has not been able to transfer his prodigious video performances into meaningful competition results in his first couple of years on the Qualifying Series. Notably, he finished with progressively worse results year on year between 2015 and 2018, finishing 65th, then 83rd and then alarmingly outside the top 100 at 113th. However, in 2018 he turned that around and improved all the way to 39th on the Qualifying Series. With a major win, and the small builiding block of 3000 points giving him a QS lead to start off his 2019 CT qualifying campaign, this year could very well be the year that Jack Robbo performs to his potential, and gets where to exactly where he should be: competing for World Titles with the world’s best surfers on the Championship Tour!

It's a long year, but this exactly how you'd wanna start it, let's go Jack!

Now, let's rewatch that incredible clip he dropped late last year, and imagine what a Championship Tour that had Jack Robbo on the roster might look like:

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