Molly Picklum Wants A Repeat
Is a second Vans Pipe Masters victory on the cards?
Seven months before Molly Picklum won the 2022 Vans Pipe Masters, the Australian was booted from the CT via the mid-year cut.
But two months after she was chaired up the beach in front of the Volcom houses, Molly won her first CT event at Sunset Beach — a result that briefly adorned her in yellow and carried her to a top-five finish in her second year on tour.
Let’s not forget that Joao Chianca was in the same boat — axed from tour in 2022, finals finish in the Pipe Masters, only to come back swinging on the CT before finding himself as world number one and eventually in the WSL Finals.
The lesson? Getting spat out of tubes works wonders for your confidence.
Though Molly’s relationship with Pipeline is still “evolving,” it’s hard to deny her affinity for finding heavenly visions over satanic shelves. In Hawaii’s off-season, she’s been practicing at a certain South Pacific slab…
“I feel pretty honored to have won that event because they invited all the women that are potentially the best at Pipe, so it was definitely one to win,” Molly said about the VPM. “Winning it again is a massive ask. But I did it once, so why not again?”
Watch above as Molly tries her best to blow the conch shell, works on her golf game (nice swing btw), and stresses over going left or right on the perfect Pipeline peak.
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