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Inside The Volcom Pipe Pro With Parker Coffin
Behind the ropes and the curtain!
Ever wondered what it's like to throw on the Volcom Pro singlet, paddle out to Pipeline, and slide into a Pacific Ocean wedge unencumbered by the glares of proprietary Polynesians?
Parker Coffin did so just this week, and despite losing in a hard-fought fourth-round heat, the younger, more affable Coffin delivers wonderful insights into his experience via the vlog above.
Vlogs have been billowing like an untreated tumor in recent months, with the Coffin bros. becoming the most recent adherents to this nouveau digital trend.
While the jury is split on the value of vlogs to the wider surfing world, the people are watching them and therefore so are we. More access to top pros is an obvious upside, but is the narcissism they breed ultimately worth it?