HONOLULU, Hawaii (Nov. 18, 2011) – Organizers of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, expect to commence competition at Haleiwa for the Reef Hawaiian Pro on Sunday, November 20, or Monday, November 21 at the latest.
A small pulse of swell is forecast for Haleiwa and competition will run on consecutive days with the final expected to take place on Wednesday, November 23 – the last day of the event’s holding period. If necessary, organizers can wait until Monday morning to start and still run the event in its entirety.
“While we’ve had waves along the coastline, it’s been slow going at Haleiwa, given it’s unique westerly aspect,” said Vans Triple Crown Executive Director Randy Rarick.
“We’re only expecting a small swell by winter standards, but it will still set a stage for high performance surfing.”
Among those who will take to the waves on the opening day of competition are: Flynn Novak (HAW), Jamie O’Brien (Haw), Tim Reyes (CA), Jack Freestone (AUS), and Maui surfers Ian Gentil and Ian Walsh.
The Hawaiian Air Show, which offers 250,000 Hawaiian Miles to the best aerial performed throughout the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, will likely see a flurry of entries out of Haleiwa. Surfline.com, the official forecaster of the Vans Triple Crown, expects clean conditions, off-shore winds and fun surf in the shoulder-high range for the event.
Also coming up at Haleiwa is Reef’s Clash of the Legends, presented by Bud Light Lime, which this year features the Momentum Generation.
The MORNING SHOW will be broadcast live from the beach every morning at www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com, at 8am Hawaii time.