Local surf star, Balaram Stack, who received national attention when he surfed against Kelly Slater in the first days of the Quiksilver Pro, received a perfect 10 on a monster barreling Pipeline wave on Hawaii’s North Shore yesterday. While competing at the Volcom Pipe Pro, Balaram in his second heat, he dropped super deep into a perfect Pipeline wave and was spit out after a long ride to the cheers of the spectators and judges. Balaram received the top score of a 10 for the wave, advanced to the next round, and an additional $1000 from the event organizers.
The NYSea surf crew has been out in Hawaii for the winter season and were in the water to catch the heat. The video is a must-see.
Later today, you can watch as Balaram goes up against Carlos Munoz, Joan Duru of France, and John John Florence of Hawaii during Heat #6 of Round 4. Go Balaram Go!
You Can watch the competition live here