Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing
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High Surf Advisory Bodes Well For Reef Hawaiian Pro To Start Wednesday12 Nov 2013
HONOLULU - (Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013) -- The competition period of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater® officially began this-morning, but organizers have opted to wait for the onset of a major swell overnight to start jewel #1: the REEF Hawaiian Pro, tomorrow morning. A high surf warning will go into effect at 6pm tonight with wave face heights along Oahu's North Shore expected to reach 20-30 feet.
The REEF Hawaiian Pro will feature 128 of the world's best surfers, competing for critical ASP Prime points and a share of $250,000. The winner of this event will take home $40,000 and an early lead on the 2013 Vans Triple Crown series ratings.
Also hitting the waves this week will be four absolute legends of the Vans Triple Crown: Michael Ho (HI); Sunny Garcia (HI); Kaipo Jaquias (HI); and Brad Gerlach (USA). They will battle in their own best-of-three showdown in the REEF Clash of the Legends.
Garcia & Gerlach were at Haleiwa early this-morning, featured in a Live morning newscast from the beach.
"Are you kidding me? Any opportunity to surf Haleiwa and paddle out with these guys is an honor I'm not going to miss," said Gerlach - former ASP world #2. "Sunny's a machine, Kaipo's one of the most under-rated power surfers of all time in my opinion, and Michael... well Michael's just the Wizard. It's going to be all-time."
Featured surfers of the opening round of the REEF Hawaiian Pro include: Bruce Irons (HI), Ezekiel Lau (HI), Garrett Parkes (AUS), Evan Geiselman (USA), and Heitor Alves (BRA).
Check out the latest Surfline Official Forecast for Haleiwa.